Breast ironing tradition targeted in Cameroon

  1. Stacie L profile image89
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    Breast ironing tradition targeted in Cameroon

    July 27, 2011|From Nkepile Mabuse, CNN

    Every morning before school, nine-year-old Terisia Techu would undergo a painful procedure. Her mother would take a burning hot pestle straight out of a fire and use it to press her breasts.

    With tears in her eyes as she recalls what it was like, Terisia tells CNN that one day the pestle was so hot, it burned her, leaving a mark. Now 18, she is still traumatized.

    Her mother, Grace, denies the incident. But she proudly demonstrates the method she used on her daughter for several weeks, saying the goal was to make her less desirable to boys -- and stave off pregnancy. … s=PM:WORLD
    there so much hatred and abuse of women in third world countries by men and mothers against their daughters...these mothers want to make their daughters less attractive to men by ironing their seems this is a form of birth control so their daughters don't get pregnant..barbaric!

  2. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    my god, I can't believe what humans do to each other. terrible.