41 Photos That Would Get Our Parents Arrested If They Were Taken Today
By Khaleda Rahman for MailOnline. These pictures show frightened girls lined up before villagers in Kenya to be circumcised - even though the brutal practice is now illegal in the country. But in many African tribes, traditions are more important than laws and circumcision is considered a rite of passage that marks their transition into womanhood so they can marry. Reuters photographer Siegfried Modola captured this ceremony in rural Kenya for four teenage girls of the Pokot tribe, in Baringo County. Draped in animal skin and covered in white paint, the girls squat over large stones in the remote village after being circumcised - a life-threatening custom banned in the country three years ago. Tearful: One of the young girls, covered in an animal skin, cries after being circumcised.
Young girls are lined up before undergoing tribal circumcision ceremony in Kenya
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I wanted to contrast how different parenting is today from how parenting was back in the 70s and 80s. All our parents should be in jail. Seriously— How the hell are we all alive and well today??? Luck, I think.