Ethiopia’s Omo Valley | Africa’s Last Frontier, National Geographic Magazine: Ethiopia’s Bull-Jumping, Manhood Ceremony Begins With Whipping Women

At the beginning of a manhood ceremony, women blow small horns begging and intimidating men to whip them. Women are left scarred from the beatings, but it is a symbol of belonging, and they are supported by this social structure in the Hamar, Karo and Bene tribes.

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