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How pictures of naked African women were used to lure European volunteers during colonization
Uproar in South Africa After Nude Girls Sing in School Choir Competition - News18
Johannesburg: A row erupted in South Africa on Thursday between government and traditionalists after a video of nude teenage girls singing and dancing during a school choir competition, went viral. In a statement, the education ministry said minister Angie Motshekga "strongly condemns the naked dancing of teenage school girls on stage" in the Eastern Cape province. Partial nudity is not rare among some cultural performances in South African such as the Reed Dance where virgin girls dance bare-breasted in front of traditional kings, in a practice aimed at encouraging girls to delay having sex until they are married. South Africa has one of the highest prevalence rates of women and girls sexual abuse, with an average rapes recorded countrywide every day, according to official statistics. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News
South Africa outrage over 'naked' school choir performance
Clothing laws vary considerably around the world. In general, in most countries, there are no laws which prescribe what clothing is required to be worn. However, the community standards of clothing are set indirectly by way of prosecution of those who wear something that is not socially approved. Those people who wear insufficient clothing can be prosecuted in many countries under various offences termed indecent exposure , public indecency or other descriptions.
Search Submit. The colonization of Africa by the European superpowers, starting with the Portuguese conquest of Ceuta in the early 15 th century to the Scramble for Africa under the New Imperialism in the 19 th century, has been a thoroughly discussed issue. It is coupled with the Transatlantic slave trade which is still affecting people of color in varying ways even after it was abolished over years ago. The period of colonization of Africa is well known for the nightmarish activities on the African continent as well as in Europe and in the Americas.