Activists Try to Stop Bizarre "Breast Ironing" Tradition

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

There is a bizarre tradition in Cameroon called "breast ironing," in which mothers take a hot pipe or stones to their daughter's breasts in an effort to keep the breasts from growing. It is to protect the girls, to make them less desirable to men, the mothers say. Activists say the painful procedure must end. CNN reports: