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Girls warned not to play didgeridoo

September 4th, 2008     by Catherine Hayday     Comments

Squarely in the category of “I don’t know what to think about this”. From Boing Boing:

The Victorian Aboriginal Education Association has called for the Australian edition of The Daring Book for Girls to be pulped because it teaches girls how to pay the didgeridoo. The organization says women who play the instrument will be cursed with infertility.
“The section on the didgeridoo was ‘part of a general ignorance that mainstream Australia has about Aboriginal culture,’ the association’s general manager Mark Rose told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. ‘We know very clearly that there’s a range of consequences for a female touching a didgeridoo – infertility would be the start of it, ranging to other consequences,’ he said, adding: ‘I won’t even let my daughter touch one.’”

Full article at AFP.

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