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Sioux Falls Feminists endorse em>Maya for showing that those in
power have a long tradition of having brutal sex with children.

Maya
A Child's Innocence Shattered By Tradition

Maya (2005) - 105 minutes
Maya at Amazon.com

For 12 Year-Old Maya, life is very simple in her village in rural India. From innocent pranks to small adventures in the nearby forest, she spends most of her time with her 11 year-old cousin, Sanjay. However, their fraternal love is soon shattered when Maya's journey to becoming a woman results in her being the victim of an ancient and brutal ritual, tragically ending her childhood innocence and leaving her scarred for life. Visually stunning and emotionally stirring, MAYA reveals the devastating consequences of a traumatic ritual, though forbidden, that still occurs in parts of India today.

Contains Graphic Sexual Situations

7-21-16 The man hired to have sex with children
The man hired to have sex with children
In some remote southern regions of Malawi, it's traditional for girls to be made to have sex with a paid sex worker known as a "hyena" once they reach puberty. The act is not seen by village elders as rape, but as a form of ritual "cleansing". However, as Ed Butler reports, it has the potential to be the opposite of cleansing - a way of spreading disease. Aniva is by all accounts the pre-eminent "hyena" in this village. It's a traditional title given to a man hired by communities in several remote parts of southern Malawi to provide what's called sexual "cleansing". If a man dies, for example, his wife is required by tradition to sleep with Aniva before she can bury him. If a woman has an abortion, again sexual cleansing is required. And most shockingly, here in Nsanje, teenage girls, after their first menstruation, are made to have sex over a three-day period, to mark their passage from childhood to womanhood. If the girls refuse, it's believed, disease or some fatal misfortune could befall their families or the village as a whole. "There was nothing else I could have done. I had to do it for the sake of my parents," one girl, Maria, tells me. "If I'd refused, my family members could be attacked with diseases - even death - so I was scared." They tell me that all their female friends were made to have sex with a hyena. (Webmaster's comment: Unbelievable, but true! The same custom still occurs in rural India! Above is the movie on it.)

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Maya
A Child's Innocence Shattered By Tradition

Sioux Falls Feminists endorse Maya for showing that those in
power have a long tradition of having brutal sex with children.