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Portraits of "Sworn Virgins": Albanian women who live their lives as men

With some pretty amazing pictures...

[quote]The freedom to vote, drive, conduct business, earn money, drink, smoke, swear, own a gun or wear pants was traditionally the exclusive province of men. Young girls were commonly forced into arranged marriages, often with much older men in distant villages. As an alternative, becoming a Sworn Virgin, or ‘burnesha” elevated a woman to the status of a man and granted her all the rights and privileges of the male population. In order to manifest the transition such a woman cut her hair, donned male clothing and sometimes even changed her name. Male gestures and swaggers were practiced until they became second nature. Most importantly of all, she took a vow of celibacy to remain chaste for life. She became a “he”. This practice continues today but as modernization inches toward the small villages nestled in the Alps, this archaic tradition is increasingly seen as obsolete. Only a few aging Sworn Virgins remain.

by Anonymousreply 908/24/2013

Dark lesbians...

by Anonymousreply 108/23/2013

wow fascinating stuff. Some of those, especially the last one, really look convincing.

by Anonymousreply 208/23/2013

Are they trannies?

Without hormones they look way more convincing that the trannies here in the US.

by Anonymousreply 308/24/2013


by Anonymousreply 408/24/2013

the third one with the black hair is kind of sexy

by Anonymousreply 508/24/2013

Sixth one down looks like the little monkey from "Aladdin."

by Anonymousreply 608/24/2013

Anyone who has ever seen a woman of Albanian descent without her makeup does not find these pictures remarkable.

by Anonymousreply 708/24/2013

R7 I laughed out loud.

by Anonymousreply 808/24/2013

The 3rd one is welcome to my bed.

by Anonymousreply 908/24/2013
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