No woman escapes: women of all ages get a whipping, from children to grandmothers.In fact, it's considered rude to leave one of the women in a gathering out, even if she's 70 years old.
On the morning of Easter Monday, men and boys whip women of all ages, around the legs with special whips made out of twisted willow branches.
For some women in the Czech Republic, Easter is a time to dread.
Because today, all over the country, men will be beating women in public, without fear of arrest or prosecution.
Czech women drink two times less than their male counterparts, says the World Health Organization.
Forgetting for a moment the social double standard this implies (e.g.