After many years of harm, African girls still face cruel ‘breast ironing’ customUploader: Dojin 2 month ago Subscribe 5
She said that in the modern world, when it is difficult enough already to cling on to traditions, Google is making it even harder. Female Genital Mutilation FGM stands as one of the most horrific forms of injustice done to young girls on the continent. Breast ironing, a traditional practice commonly done in Cameroon, is the use of hard or heated objects like a wooden pestle or scalding grinding stones to stop or slow the development of breasts in young girls, supposedly to "protect them from sexual harassment, rape and early pregnancy". The heat melts the fat in the breasts and flattens them with time. Often the father remains completely unaware. According to a German development agency GIZ report, one out of every 10 Cameroonian girls has been subjected to breast ironing.