Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Guinean women attacked and raped over dance

The BBC had a bizarre story on a backlash against a dance in Guinea.

Men in the capital Conakry have begun attacking women who they accuse of doing the popular buttock-swinging Wolosso dance from Ivory Coast.
Teenagers wearing skirts or hipsters, associated with Wolosso, which partly expose their buttocks and midriff have been stripped naked and beaten up.

The police have also confirmed several cases of rape linked to this backlash.

This development has apparently started in the last week, after the visit of a Wolosso group from neighboring Côte d'Ivoire. The dance is seen by many in Guinea to be pornographic.

So the way to deal with women who engaging in 'pornographic' behavior is to strip them naked and rape them?



At 1:08 PM, Blogger John said...

I wish this was surprising. When I was in Ghana, I talked to homosexuals about being harrassed, and they reported repeatedly being coerced into sex by police. It's a sad, ignorant side of human nature.

I like the blog. Keep up the good work.


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