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Thursday, 11 May 2017

Check out the Ethiopian women who are flogged in order to show their love

A brutal tradition in which women from the Hamar tribe in Ethiopia get whipped to demonstrate their love for their men has been spotlighted by photographer Jeremy Hunter. The women of this tribe engage in a tribal ceremony during which they are flogged to show the sacrifices they make for their men.
The tradition is known as Ukuli Bula and is done as part of a Rite of Passage ceremony for boys.

To reach manhood, Hamar boys must undergo two rituals: circumcision and a leap over the bulls. This determines whether the young Hamar male is ready to make the social jump from youth to adulthood. During this ceremony, their female family members declare their love for the young men and to prove the sacrifice they are willing to endure, they beg men to whip them.

After the ceremony held in the Omo River Valley, the boy becomes a man and is now allowed to marry.

Hunter shared a series of photographs documenting the ceremony and revealed that after the whipping, tradition allows those women to call on help from those who marked them if ever they are in need of help. Young Hamar women sometimes coat their bodies with butter to lessen the effect of the whipping.

See more photos below....






60 comments:

Cornelius Chukwu said...

Also practiced in northern Nigeria among the Fulani tribe.

Anonymous said...

EWOOOOOO WHERE DO WE START TO PREACH FEMINISM HERE???? CHAIII! These lady's have sold their dignity! Am on the floor weeping!

Rachel said...

Hell NO. I love easily but my kind of love is torture free!

hilda said...

This is barbaric

ike chijioke said...

Nonsense culture

onyinyechi nzekwe said...

Primitive people,still in the old world.

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

What nonsense tradition is that? I can't deal Abeg


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Justin said...

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Click Here Now For Penis Enlargement said...

this is similar to the fulani tradition where young men are flogged before marriage.

Anonymous said...

If na so I no love o!!!

Anonymous said...

Africa have too much barbaric traditions.. Just look @ the scars on their body, no be today African women begin suffer in the name of tradition..

Nomso said...

Hmm...This is a WaWu!!

kareemat lawal said...

Horrible tradition,women are flexible and should be treated with care not with a wipe, Africa please we should change some of our traditions am sure people who made such rules are crying in their grave wishing they never did

Anonymous said...

notin wey person no go see for dis our africa.. just negodu

Emeka Izuogu said...

Local champions still very backward people,naija is more developed than this

Anonymous said...

Wao. They look do much like hausa people. D hausas should be great full to the southern parts of Nigeria for bringing civilization to the whole nigeria if not hmm the northerners would have been like this people. Believe me

Emeka Izuogu said...

Also the woman in the second pic at the far most right looks like a Zombie from Walking dead,,Wtf

Anonymous said...

Bunch of animals

Vivian Reginalds said...

inukwa nzuzu!
Finally, Thank God for Nigeria!
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Vivian Reginalds said...

Our own nzuzu better pass!
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

kendra said...

Enter your comment...illiteracy on highest order, madness, education is not a disease.

Joyous babe, Linda Ikeji FIrst Cousin said...

Hiaa! Which kind babaric tradition be this now.nawa o.

Joyous babe, Linda Ikeji FIrst Cousin said...

Hiaa! Which kind babaric tradition be this now.nawa o.

Esther Ene said...

Ha! This can't be true,please this barbaric tradition should not continue,they have become slaves to tradition when it should be the other way round.They are really uncivilized smh.

hrm paul said...

Forget africans be animals primitive crude people see as dem use koboko tear person skin backwards race

🔫 😎Sterling Archer 😎💲 said...

What the actual f**k😨😨😨

lititia Ese said...

Stupid tradition

ken christy said...

Tufiakwa!!!

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Hian

koss said...

When will Africa be totally delivered from the dark age mentality? I have never seen a continent as laid back as Africa. No wonder the white call Africans "monkey"

Anonymous said...

Wao. They look do much like hausa people. D hausas should be great full to the southern parts of Nigeria for bringing civilization to the whole nigeria if not hmm the northerners would have been like this people. Believe me

Anonymous said...

No surprise here. Black man is cursed. They look ridiculous. Let's mind our business and let them be

Adeyinka Adeagbo said...

Barbarous!

Didimayanra kay said...

This is crazy...

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Hmmm


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Anonymous said...

Psychological warfare, to keep the women subservient. This has to stop! Do the men Hey flogged, do they flog their cattle!

Anonymous said...

All in the name of CULTURE & TRADITIONS. Animals!

Chukwu Cindy said...

This is barbaric and not a culture God

Kiama Ibe said...

For real???????? Gush!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Africa is such a terrible place

Anonymous said...

Now these are the real monkeys

Jane Cousin said...

Christ! In dis era? ��

SisterSledge said...

Oh Lord lord lord!!!!! We Africans are sooooooo backwards! Which kind yeye love. To whip me and disfigure my back. Kai. I rather take the whip as a dominatrix

Sammy J said...

To hell with such tradition

Anonymous said...

Africans behave like wild animals.

Anonymous said...

Enter your comment...wat kind of useless tradition is dis abeg

confidence essien said...

Are they human being?

nony bright said...

Wow!!

Gbo55 said...

This is babaric

Gbo55 said...

Africa and their stupid tradition

Taiwo Esther said...

This one isn't love o,this is test for slavery

Ade Olasengbe said...

Na by force to show love?

Jei Attah said...

Oga that is untrue. Omo,igbo get yuhr facts right

historyworld6060 said...

For men not women...read well before you comment.

oluwaseyi samuel tynii said...

These ones ain't women but warriors. Ogbokru people

Rosezylarr Solance said...

All because of dick??? Dick that will not even be as big as cucumber thats why they are going through this torment???? I wipe fr them, this villagers are disgrace to humanity

Ella chandelli said...

They look horrible! Africans and their lowly wayz

kisbykay (Travelling Agency) said...

WTF. This tradition no make sense at all.

Okowright Balaxy said...

The most FOOLISH culture

Kola Salas said...

Stop condemning other people's culture...we see it as a big deal but to them they're happy with it. If we find yourselves amongst them. We will definitely get flogged joyously. God bless the inventor of education.

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