Hamer tribe bull jumping ceremony, which is a rite of passage to initiate a boy into manhood. Women's backs who have been whipped as part of the ceremony. Part of the tradition calls for women and girls to beg the men to whip them. They are supposed to ask to get whipped and antagonize men to hit them harder. Deeper scars show higher intensities of commitment to the men in these women’s families. Omo Valley, Ethiopia.
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