Foreign News: Beautification Banned

One way to make a woman beautiful is to pierce a hole through the flesh of her lower lip and insert a flat wooden plug. Do the same with the upper lip, and gradually insert larger and larger plugs. At last two wooden discs as large as soup plates, each edged with stretched lip, will hang down from the beautified face, almost prevent speech, and render eating extremely difficult. Complete the beautification by filing the teeth to sharp points and hanging a ring in the nose. Then, in the French Colony of Senegal, West...

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