Register | Login


In the remote mountains of northern Albania are villages where there are women who live and act like men. They have short hair, wear baggy pants, and have a male name. They drink and smoke in the company of men, carry guns, and take up manly livelihoods such as shepherds or truck drivers. But they are not transsexuals or cross-dressers. These women have chosen to lead a man’s life not to express their sexuality but to escape the oppressive dominance of the patriarchal system. They are called sworn virgins or burrnesha.

However, such a privilege comes at a cost. Each sworn virgin has taken a vow of lifelong virginity and chastity—a sacrifice none of these women have ever regretted making.

sworn-virgins

Photo credit: Jill Peters

Read more »
© Amusing Planet, 2018.


Loading...

Angela Krislinzki Exclusive Photos
Angela Krislinzki Exclusive Photos
Priyanka Chopra in Leather Dress out in New York City
Priyanka Chopra in Leather Dress out in New York City
Priyanka Chopra  Baywatch Screening in NYC
Priyanka Chopra Baywatch Screening in NYC
Amy Jackson at Eva Longoria Global Gift Gala
Amy Jackson at Eva Longoria Global Gift Gala
Aishwarya Rai in GEORGES HOBEIKA Haute Couture SS17
Aishwarya Rai in GEORGES HOBEIKA Haute Couture SS17
Mallika Sherawats Mermaid Gown in Cannes
Mallika Sherawats Mermaid Gown in Cannes
Neetu Chandra sizzle in Yoga
Neetu Chandra sizzle in Yoga
Priyanka Chopra for quotMalibu Rescue  Baywatchquot
Priyanka Chopra for quotMalibu Rescue Baywatchquot