kiwimoogle84: I have a penis. It's detachable, see.
kd8our: How the fark do people come up with this shiat? I mean really. I have heard of penis panic, but damn is it among the dumbest things I have ever heard come out of humanity.I honestly suggest that if we give aid to such people that the aid should also include basic education and biology. Failing that, let them figure it out or starve trying.
wambu: Perhaps he could use this to compensate?[i.imgur.com image 475x260]Or just get one of these.[i.imgur.com image 475x110]
Brick-House: so much for the black man large penis myth...[encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 261x193]
brantgoose: The thing is, without modern science or medicine, simple peasants have no concept of the various genetic, epigenetic or congenital diseases and deformities that can afflict a new-born. Many conditions well-known to Farkers were explained by folk beliefs in either demons or fairies or other malign or spiteful forces. This was in the 1920s, even later than the New Brunswick witch trial, one of the last in the Western world. Many people believe in all these things even today.
Real Women Drink Akvavit: kd8our: How the fark do people come up with this shiat? I mean really. I have heard of penis panic, but damn is it among the dumbest things I have ever heard come out of humanity.I honestly suggest that if we give aid to such people that the aid should also include basic education and biology. Failing that, let them figure it out or starve trying.The book Sex and the Paranormal explains it beautifully, along with a whole host of other weirdness ranging from the Old Hag syndrome to alien abduction.
brantgoose: Also note that this sort of belief in witchcraft is, as the article says, something which was common in our own societies not all that long ago, historically speaking. You might think that no one believes in witchcraft in the West today, but you'd be wrong. I was constantly exposed to silly rumours when I was younger by fundamentalist and evangelical Christians, who belief in witches, Satanic cults and conspiracies and so forth. In my native Province of New Brunswick (which is no more backwards than bits of New England, let alone the American South), there has been witchcraft panics not unlike those in Africa.
offmymeds: FTA: As for the men whose penises were stolen, several eyewitnesses assured me that the appendages did indeed shrink dramatically.Wait. Your penis was stolen, but it's still attached to you and is shrinking? How does that work?
mikefinch: Still -- if one of them had ever suggested someone had actually practiced or performed witchcraft i think most of the people in that community would have quietly suggested they talk to a doctor. When we hear stories about people getting roofied and having their kidneys stolen we know in the back of our minds that its all bull. Its a story that plays on our fears about date rape and drugs and all sorts of crap. But if someone ran out into a party and screamed MAH KID-KNEES BEEN STOLE!!!! Nobody would get hauled into the middle of the room and shot.
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