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Afrikaners and sex – teaching girls 'ordentlikheid' is dangerous

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For some reason we (Afrikaners) enjoy comparing women to baked goods. Calling someone a tert (tart) or a koek (prude) both deliver sexual commentary on women’s choices to engage sexually or not.

Girls are labelled a tert or a slet when they don't behave ordentlik (proper).

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