Want to change deeply entrenched cultural behaviors in a hurry? Try a powerful rumor. (On Fear and Flies)
Families are no longer waiting for the age of near-puberty . . They are cutting boys as young as 1 year, who will never remember the cultural significance. Why? The power of rumor. Everyone believes there is a new fly that has invaded the district and bites uncircumcised males in a very sensitive place, causing irreparable damage.
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