Becoming a Man

I still remember as a kid impatiently waiting for that first sign that i’d be able to use a razor on my chin and be a man like my dad. In the Amazon rain forests of Brazil, the Satere-Mawe tribe determine ones attainment of manhood quite differently. A glove is filled with Paraponera or Bullet ants. They are so named due to the pain of its bite being compared to that of getting shot. This glove is then worn for 11 hours by boys who are to become men.

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