Bibi Aisha, 19, Afghanistan. In a practice known as “baad,” Bibi Aisha’s father promised her to a Taliban fighter when she was 6 years old as compensation for a killing that a member of her family had committed. She was married at 16 and subjected to constant abuse. At 18, she fled the abuse but was caught by police, jailed and then returned to her family. Her father-in-law, husband and three other family members took her into the mountains, cut off her nose and her ears, and left her to die. “I was a woman exchanged for someone else’s wrongdoing. [My new husband] was looking for an excuse to beat me.”

This is the X-ray of a young woman who was murdered by her husband of a few years. They had both worked on the same golfing range. The husband murdered her due to her sexual relationships with other women. He then partook in postmortem mutilation. He stabbed golf tees into her face and stabbed her under her chin with a pen. He then shoved a kitchen knife inside her genitalia and pushed a golf ball inside her. X-rays show the knife and golf ball inside her genitalia.

Brutal black magic in Tanzania’s election

The more common form of witchdoctor in Tanzania are those who target people with albinism - a congenital condition that makes eyes, hair, and skin paler, and that affects one in 1,400 people here in Tanzania - compared to just one in 20,000 worldwide.

Trapped in their own skin in a tropical country with fierce sunshine and black magic beliefs, albinos in Tanzania are routinely abducted, mutilated, murdered or sold alive to witchdoctors, who charge a small fortune for charms made from their body parts.

Fishermen believe that if they sprinkle the hair of someone with albinism on the water, fish will jump into their nets. Miners think that their blood is a “metal detector” that can help find new deposits. And for those seeking something stronger, like politicians, there are ground-up albino bones.  

“For albino parts, the last person we arrested he had a piece, a hand… We asked him: ‘How much is this?’ He said: 'I was expecting to get 100m shillings ($46,000) from this in Zambia,’” Home Affairs Minister Mathias Chikawe told Al Jazeera.

Many albinos fear going outside in daytime due to cancer-causing sunshine, but they also are wary to leave their homes at night, afraid of attacks ahead of campaign season.

“[Politicians] believe that if you want to become a successful member of parliament, you can use an albino part, and it’s not true,” said Chikawe.

People born with albinism in Tanzania are often targeted by withchdoctors who use their body parts for their 'healing’ activities  "If in 2015 you believe that you will be rich because you have the hair of an albino, or a body part, then you really need to go back to school,“ Chikawe said.

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Do you see how these males have the clinical “I have to say that your labia is normal because if I don’t then I will be out of a job for literally enforcing beauty standards that require mutilation to adhere to”

And then follow up with advising them to seek out labiaplasties? 

Is there any greater contradiction? 

Women have been manipulated into thinking that when they don’t like the look of things on their body it’s because THEY PERSONALLY don’t like it, when in fact it has come from a wide range of very specific and unmanageable beauty standards imposed by patriarchy. If it wasn’t for the standard of “big boobs are better” then women wouldn’t be getting breast implants. If it wasn’t for “long labias are gross” or “meat curtains” then women wouldn’t be getting labiaplasties. See how these males are saying “if you don’t like it then get it changed” when they literally recieve economic profit from women’s insecurities based on misogynistic standards that men NEVER have to adhere to? They aren’t asking those women if deep down they really hate their vaginas, they’re asking what they’re insecure about based on society.

Males should NOT be women’s health “experts”.

“Obviously, I must be sick somehow. Normal people don’t do what I did.”

Richard Cottingham AKA ‘The Torso Killer’ would bind his victims, gag them with duct tape, brutally rape them, torture and stab them before killing them by strangling them with a ligature. He would mutilate their bodies beyond recognition, cutting off limbs and leaving bare torsos, or sometimes decapitating them. As a sadistic joke, he would threaten them with a toy gun leaving it within their reach so they could try to grab it in order to defend themselves, only to discover that it was fake. He would also force the girls he murdered to call him “master”. Cottingham is currently serving a life sentence at New Jersey State Prison, where he is likely to remain until his death.

Picture take in Congo Free State: I have seen this picture being reblogged by so many people on the site without people knowing his name or what happened to him and his family. His name was Nsala from Wala in the Nsongo District. Congo Free State, what we now cal Democratic Republic of Congo was owned by King Leopold of Belgium, it was given to him at the Berlin Conference. The whole country was essentially turned into a slave plantation and one of the things people had to do was mine for rubber. If a person didn’t meet the rubber quota, them and their family would be severely punished and one of the punishments was mutilation… A Catholic priest quote a man called Tswambe, speaking of the hated state official Léon Fiévez “Rubber causes these torments; that’s why we no longer want to hear its name spoken. Soldiers made young men kill or rape their own mothers and sisters…The European officer in command ‘ordered us to cut off the heads of the men and hang them on the village palisades … and to hang the women and the children on the palisade in the form of a cross.” Nsala didn’t meet the rubber quota so as, punishment his wife, daughter and son were killed, cut up into pieces and boiled and only the remaining foot and hand of his five year old daughter was returned to him (according to accounts)

From 1885 to 1908 Belgians estimated that half of Congo’s population had halved and over 10 million people died (statistics vary from 12-22 million) the Belgians were not the only ones who contributed to this death toll and torture. Omani Arab and Swahili people (Waswahili) from Zanzibar were also responsible for the Congolese genocide. 

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Image description: A series of three posters

The first poster is white with gradient pink, purple, blue, and teal type and reads:

I’m in! Are you Intersex Awareness Day Twitterstorm, Monday 10/26 8PM DCT, #IntersexStories


The second poster has grey and blue type against a pale green gradient background. Large type reads, “Almost everyone knows someone who is intersex”.

Below that, smaller type reads: Intersex is an umbrella term describing people born with one of over 30 variations of sex anatomy resulting in neither purely male or female bodies (internal/and or external). We’re usually taught that sex is merely black and white, “male” or “female”, but that’s simply not true. There are a lot of awesome gray areas in the middle that could make someone intersex!”

[a repeating clip art graphic of a baby stroller, with one stroller being darker and standing out from the rest]

Further type reads: One in ever 2,00 births is intersex


The third poster has purple type against a pink, purple, and blue gradient background. The type reads:

What is intersex? The term intersex is used to describe an individual whose chromosomes, hormones, or sexual organs are not in line with the perceived male/female sex binary. SEX is not binary [two squares, one pink and one blue] SEX is a spectrum [a small rectangle filled with a gradient pink to blue].

Sex is determined by a doctor upon birth by the following guidelines (according to the infant’s genitals):

[A ruler separated into three distinct colour sections, which are pink, purple, ad blue. The pink section ends at 3/8 of an inch and is marked with a venus/girl symbol. Type beside the pink section reads “It’s a girl! (under 3/8″).

The purple section begins at 3/8 of an inch and ends at one inch and is marked with an X. Type beside the purple section reads “Unacceptable! Babies with “ambiguous genitals” often undergo inhumane, dangerous, and unnecessary surgeries to “normalize” their genitals, many times without parental consent!

The blue section begin at 1 inch and extends past 3 inches and is marked with a mars/boy symbol. Type beside this section reads, “It’s a boy! (over 1″)]

Further type reads: Intersex people…

  • are about as common as redheads
  • can have any sexual orientation or gender identity
  • should never be called “hermaphrodites”
  • should have their privacy respected
  • should not have to be ashamed of their bodies
  • deserve to be treated like anybody else

When Moises Meraz-Espionza was just 18-years-old, he brutally murdered his mother, Amelia. It was revealed during trial that Moises strongly believed in Satan and had offered his mother as a human sacrifice. He strangled her in the apartment they shared and then mutilated her body - he skinned her body, removed her organs, and cut the body up with a circular saw. The police discovered her skin and muscles stored inside the freezer and her skull, with all of her teeth and eyeballs removed, inside a backpack. He had also carved two inverted crosses into the bone. Moises was found guilty of first degree murder and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.