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Hamer girl whipped during bull jumping ceremony - Omo Ethiopia | by Eric Lafforgue
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Hamer girl whipped during bull jumping ceremony - Omo Ethiopia

Soon in the Olympics?

This Hamer tribe woman has her back whipped as a young man from her family is doing the "bull jumping" ceremony to become a man. During the ceremony, Hamer girls show that they do not fear anything, so they ask the men to whip them to blood...They even fight between girls to be the first to be whipped. In the future, if times become hard for the girl, she'll be able to remind the bull jumper that she suffered for him, and receive help.

 

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Taken on July 9, 2012