Manhood Ceremony Begins with Whipping

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At the beginning of a manhood ceremony, women blow little horns begging and intimidating men to  whip them.  Women are left scarred but it is their symbol of belonging to the social and support structure of the Hamar, Karo and Bene tribes.
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At the beginning of a manhood ceremony, women blow little horns begging and intimidating men to whip them. Women are left scarred but it is their symbol of belonging to the social and support structure of the Hamar, Karo and Bene tribes.
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