At the Hamer bull jumping ceremony, a rite of passage initiating a boy into manhood, women and girls beg the men to whip them. They are supposed to ask to get whipped and antagonize the "maza" (who has already gone through the ceremony previously, to hit them harder. Deeper scars show higher intensities of commitment to the men. Omo Valley, Ethiopia.
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Africa, African tribal culture, Bull jumping ceremony, East Africa, Ethiopia, Hamar tribe, Hamer tribe, Horizontal, Horn of Africa, Indigenous culture, Man, Maza, Omo Valley, People, Rite of passage ceremony, Southern Nations Nationalities and People's Region, Travel, Travel Destination, UNESCO, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ukuki Bula, Whipping, Women, dreadlocks
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