I knew lip plating was a cultural practice in Africa. I just never realized that  many African girls have decided to stop participating in the ethnic tradition. Many girls fear that they will be judged by society for looking different and I can truly understand their concern. Some of the girls in the Mursi and Surma tribes feel pressured to partake in the rituals because their family is pressuring them to or sometimes the feel no one will want to marry them. In a video on YouTube a couple of young girls this every topic. I posted the link to the video on the African page, but here is the link again TAKE A LOOK!.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5r-_f8qmm0

-Kindele

 





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