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    Breast ironing is ‘ritualised child abuse’ warns MP as girls as young as 10 are tortu

    MOTHERS in Africa commonly beat their daughter's breasts to make them less attractive to boys - and the practice is being carried out in the UK.

    The barbaric ritual involves battering the breasts as they develop with objects that have been heated over hot coals.

    Rocks, hammers and spatulas are often used for the technique.

    It is often done by the girl's own mother as they believe it is in their best interest to make them less sexually attractive to avoid harassment and rape.

    An early pregnancy would also bring shame on the family, and is likely to force the youngster into an early marriage rather than education.

    When MP Jake Berry first learnt that the practice was occurring in Britain, he called a parliamentary meeting.

    He told the Commons: “The words ‘culture’, ‘tradition’ or ‘religion’ might come up when trying to explain this absurdly harmful practice, but as in the case of FGM, these words are only thinly veiled excuses for a ritualised form of child abuse.”

    The charity Women and Girls Development Organisation discovered the practice was taking place through employees working directly with African communities.

    Margaret Nyuydzewira, founder of the organisation, told The New Day that police, schools, and social services needed to help bring perpetrators to court.

    She commented: “Yes, it is happening in the UK. We have not done any studies to discover the prevalence at the moment, but we know it is happening through members of our community.

    “The idea is that mothers are worried their children are developing at a faster rate.

    “It is brutal. There is a lot of trauma. Mothers are doing it with good intentions, to protect their daughters from sexual harassment, but it does not fit with British values.

    “Women need to understand that what they are doing is harmful to their children and it may have a long-term impact.

    “I cannot walk alone. We need the government’s support. We need to spread the word and talk to others.”

    MP Jake revealed that 15 per cent of UK police had never heard of breast ironing, but four in 10 wanted more information on how to tackle it.

    He continued: “This hidden abuse is happening here in Britain and we have to seek out the abusers and push for prosecution.

    "The Government needs to work across departments and with GPs and hospitals, including extending mandatory reporting, to shine a light on it.

    "Not one person has ever been convicted of this crime in the UK. The lack of prosecutions partly stem from a fear by the victim of reporting a family member.”

    A survivor of breast ironing, Cathy AbahFouda, now works for RENATA, an NGO that campaigns against the practice.

    She described her experience: “I started growing breasts when I was 10.

    "My mother explained to my sister that I was growing breasts too early and that I would attract boys.”

    A year after the first time she underwent breast ironing, her breasts grew again and she begun to carry out the procedure on herself.

    But she admits that it did not prevent her from getting pregnant at the age of 16 and leaving school.

    The brutality of ironing meant that she needed surgery and was unable to breastfeed her baby.

    Breast ironing is ?ritualised child abuse? warns MP as girls as young as 10 are tortured in Britain

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    Totally barbaric.

    PC lefties would excuse this barbarity as a cultural nicety and defend its practitioners.

    Attacking this largely African practice will of course be seen by the weepy brigade as racism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENT
    PC lefties would excuse this barbarity as a cultural nicety and defend its practitioners.
    Proof for this piece of hysteria? If it wasn't for what you call PC lefties Western Woman would still be confined to Kirche, Kammer, Kuche, und Kinder. It has always been the left who fought for Women's rights, never the right-wingers.

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    Breast Ironing: 'Abhorrent practice' becoming 'endemic' in UK

    The “abhorrent practice” of breast ironing, where a girl’s breasts are beaten and burned to stop them developing, could be “endemic” in some UK communities.

    Speaking in a House of Common’s debate on Tuesday, MP Jake Berry said breast ironing is understood to have originated in Cameroon, but cases had been found in Nigeria, Benin, Chad “and Birmingham and London”.

    “Recent press coverage has said that it is endemic and experts believe that the custom is being practiced among the several thousand Cameroonians now living in the UK,” Mr Berry told the Commons.

    In Cameroon, up to 50 per cent of girls as young as 10 years old undergo breast ironing on a daily basis and the practice is believed to have affected up to 1,000 girls in Britain.

    Mr Berry said it was “hard to prove the extent of its prevalence in the UK” because, like Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), the practice was “most often carried out by a family member” meaning it was “often hidden”.

    Breast ironing, which is traditional in Cameroon and uses hot objects to pummel girls' breasts, is often carried out by relatives as an attempt to stop sexual harassment, rape and pregnancy by delaying the signs of puberty in young girls.



    Twenty-three per cent of UK children’s services are not trained to deal with breast ironing, while 65 per cent would welcome the opportunity for guidance, a Freedom of Information request undertaken by Mr Berry found.

    A previous FOI found 15 per cent of police forces were not aware of the practice.

    During the debate, Home Office Minister Karen Bradley admitted “certain professionals” do not have the confidence to question harmful child abuse happening in the UK due to "cultural sensitivities".

    "This is simply not the case," she added, "and we need to give those professionals the confidence to know that this is something that they should be looking for, that they know what the signs are and that they take action."

    She added the Crown Prosecution Service achieved a record 129 convictions for offences involving honour-based violence between 2014 and 2015, but that a recent report from Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary raised some "serious concerns" of the police handling of the issues.

    Breast Ironing: 'Abhorrent practice' becoming 'endemic' in UK | UK Politics | News | The Independent

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    Does anybody know of any practitioners of this in Thailand?

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    Looks like the religion of stupidity and woman hatred again

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    Fucking apes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly94
    Looks like the religion of stupidity and woman hatred again
    All of Cameroon's 200 ethnic groups engage in breast ironing, with no known relation to religion, socio-economic status, or any other identifier.
    breast ironing is less common in the Muslim north, where only 10 percent of women are affected
    quite
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly94 View Post
    Looks like the religion of stupidity and woman hatred again
    Yup.

    Of course you should probably factor in that 70% of Cameroonians are in fact Christian. But don't let that stop you.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Cameroon

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    It will be the 30% then won't it, but smear the Christians anyway

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    hard to prove the extent of its prevalence
    No wonder The Independent is shutting down. Still, it's effective clickbait for odious cretins like Cujo and Xanax so not all bad.

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    'Abhorrent practice' becoming 'endemic' in UK
    I thought that was Anal Bleaching


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    Quote Originally Posted by ENT
    Attacking this largely African practice will of course be seen by the weepy brigade as racism.
    Somehow it must be whitey's fault, everything else is.

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    Somehow it must be whitey's fault, everything else is.
    The level of self-pitying whinge on this forum seems to have reached absolutely fucking galactic levels. Was it always this bad? I don't remember it being quite as dreadful but maybe it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly94 View Post
    Looks like the religion of stupidity and woman hatred again
    Yup.

    Of course you should probably factor in that 70% of Cameroonians are in fact Christian. But don't let that stop you.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Cameroon
    I would agree with if it wasn't for most african Christians being completely unaware of the reformation and enlightenment.

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    I would agree with if it wasn't for most african Christians being completely unaware of the reformation and enlightenment.
    What? You think they are not Christians because of your assumption that they aren't sufficiently well informed about Western European intellectual history? Well, I could be wrong about this but I don't think anonymous internet cockheads get to specify this kind of stuff.

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    [QUOTE=DrB0b;3236025]
    Quote Originally Posted by ENT
    PC lefties would excuse this barbarity as a cultural nicety and defend its practitioners.
    Proof for this piece of hysteria? If it wasn't for what you call PC lefties Western Woman would still be confined to Kirche, Kammer, Kuche, und Kinder. It has always been the left who fought for Women's rights, never the right-wingers.[/QUOTE]

    Wrong.

    There's no hysteria, it's the right wing Tories who're now attempting to outlaw the practice in UK.

    Labour left feminists didn't even raise a peep about it.

    "So it can’t be right that so few are familiar with a practice as brutal as breast ironing – something increasingly carried out in Britain, according to Conservative MP Jake Berry.

    This week, Berry gave an adjournment debate speech in the House of Commons on the subject, and he was commendably frank with MPs about what it involved."

    Breast ironing: Why shouldn't a man fight to outlaw this barbaric practice in Britain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurgen View Post
    MOTHERS in Africa commonly beat their daughter's breasts to make them less attractive to boys - and the practice is being carried out in the UK.

    The barbaric ritual involves battering the breasts as they develop with objects that have been heated over hot coals.
    What else is new?

    Come on in to Britain!

    We welcome you.

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    ^ Says the guy from the dog-raping community.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENT
    Labour left feminists didn't even raise a peep about it.
    From your own link:

    "Campaigners say there have been victims in London and Birmingham. Pressure group CAME [CAME Women and Girls Development Organization] believes up to a thousand British girls have been subjected to it..."

    Why do you just make shit up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Passing Through View Post
    ^ Says the guy from the dog-raping community.
    Well, it's nearby. Close but not in my community.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ENT
    Labour left feminists didn't even raise a peep about it.
    From your own link:

    "Campaigners say there have been victims in London and Birmingham. Pressure group CAME [CAME Women and Girls Development Organization] believes up to a thousand British girls have been subjected to it..."

    Why do you just make shit up.
    You just noticed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ENT
    Labour left feminists didn't even raise a peep about it.
    From your own link:

    "Campaigners say there have been victims in London and Birmingham. Pressure group CAME [CAME Women and Girls Development Organization] believes up to a thousand British girls have been subjected to it..."

    Why do you just make shit up.
    Why didn't their PC femonatzis get their lefty labour shills to broach the issue in the UK parliament in the first place?

    Because too many of those darling 3rd world appeasers didn't want to see another negative example of indigenous African/ME practices exposed.

    They'd probably stage a breast flattening sit-in, in sympathy, instead,....like,..ya know,....share the burden, as in blokes having to wear simulated pregnancy vests to understand a woman's pregnancy burden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobR
    Somehow it must be whitey's fault, everything else is.
    If the "whiteys" hadn't raped and pillage the country as well as it's citizens, they could all afford and be queuing up for breast implants, to satisfy their partners cravings.

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    More worrying is that mothers feel the need to hurt their children to avoid rape...

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