29. Eating Goat Meat
Goat meat is a staple in many parts of the world. However, an old wive’s tale wrapped around eating goat meat in Rwanda states that women should abstain from eating it.
Why? Because it may trigger Hirsutism – a condition in women in which excess coarse hair grows on the face as in the case of men. Also, some people believe that the goat’s meat makes women stubborn and rigid.
However, local women complain that the myth was brewed by local men in order to get their hands on all the meat. As funny as it may sound, it is equally depressing. Imagine not being able to order kebabs just because you are a woman!