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  • n. Female genital mutilation


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  • I would nerver jhave any of my children livingt in a place where they are exposed to FGm, BUT i DONTthink I would acre about them living in a polplace where FGM is not a specidfc threat to them. - 3,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,27,28,29,30,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,41,42,48,49,50,52

  • Due to NGO pressures - such as that by the late Edmund Kaiser, founder of Terre des Hommes, who launched the first campaign against these "traditional practices" - WHO organised a seminar in Khartoum in 1979 when the unambiguous term FGM was first coined.

    Tundra Tabloids.......

  • I do disagree, however, with her comment that FGM is a “genital burqa, designed to control female sexuality”.

    ProWomanProLife » Thanks, Ayaan Hirsi Ali!

  • When the motive for FGM is to ensure chastity before marriage and to curb female libido, then the nick option is not sufficient.

    ProWomanProLife » Thanks, Ayaan Hirsi Ali!

  • Moreover, the nick option does not address the main problem in Western liberal democracies where FGM is outlawed, which is that it can almost never be detected, so that few perpetrators are brought to justice.

    ProWomanProLife » Thanks, Ayaan Hirsi Ali!

  • In a release issued today, the AAP stated that it has “retired” its 2010 revised statement on FGM, is opposed to “all forms of female genital cutting” and “does not endorse the practice of offering a ‘clitoral nick.’”

    ProWomanProLife » 2010 » May

  • It basically came down to this for me: FGM is about controlling women – specifically about controlling the sexuality of girls and controlling their transition to and experience of womanhood – whereas my understanding of cultural/religious reasons for male circumcision is that those are different.

    The First Cut | Her Bad Mother

  • Ummm dude, no offense, but FGM is NOT required by Islam and in most African countries that have a history with it, e.g. Nigeria, the Muslim inhabitants have lower rates of FGM than do the other citizens.

    Matthew Yglesias » Internal Critique

  • Arguments of the form “FGM is not required by Islam” or, even better, “FGM is condemned by Islam” are, pragmatically speaking, much more useful.

    Matthew Yglesias » Internal Critique

  • But as FGM is actually practice there’s really no comparison is there?

    Just a Bit Off the Top


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