The men engage in fights with each other using the spiky pandanus plant, supposedly to promote their masculinity and strength.
The women look on from a nearby Ferris wheel as the men pummel each other into bloody lumps.
In the South Asian country of Bhutan, young men are able to “claim” girlfriends in a disturbing and menacing tradition called “night hunting.” Night hunting is when a young, unmarried man sneaks into his crush’s room in the middle of the night to “visit” with her, with or without her consent.
They wear intricate makeup and ornate costumes and compete for the eligible women in a dance-off called Yaake that lasts for hours in the hot sun.Think about that when Ben is hunting for the perfect engagement ring.In a bizarre yet body-positve ritual from Austria, women would dance the night away with an apple slice tucked into their armpit.If a guy was interested, he would put his knife in her sheath. ) If she kept it and continued to wear it, they were engaged. Although our modern-day bachelors aren’t walking around wielding knives for the women, they are offering some kind of token. ” is just an updated version of the presentation of the knife, although I haven’t seen many of the contestants giving their roses back, like those sassy Nordic women.
Men in the African tribe of Wodaabe participate in a week-long festival called Gerewol.
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