Truth about genital mutilation:
1) There is not a shred of benefit to Genital Mutilation. There is no medical reason, not a shred of a medical benefit. There is no psychological benefit. Nothing. There is not worthy social reason. There is nothing at all.
2) It is severe child abuse (both physical and psychological). It causes multiple kinds of permanent physical and mental damage.
3) It can not be justified. No child is legally, psychologically, or otherwise able to consent to such a procedure., When it is done, and it should never ever be don, it is usually done under unsanitary conditions, by "butchers." The child, and often family members, are not told the truth about the procedure, its lack of justification, and the damage it does.
4) Many (if not most) of the girls who have this performed on them are physically and/or mentally coerced into it.
5) Many (if not most) of the people involved in performing these procedures are either misguided parents who later regret it, or (sometimes both) are heinous criminals.
6) Religion and social differences can not and do not justify this procedure. I am all for freedom of religion and respect for different cultures. But religious freedom and cultural diversity have never and should never be justification for all acts committed in the nominal name of a religion or culture.
Female Genital Mutilation is the violent oppression of women my a society which is make dominated (even when the mutilation is performed by and/or at the request of women), and the make members of this society do not have the slightest idea of what women are, who they are,etc. To them, women are less than an object, even if they think they care for or love the woman involved.
It needs to be legally banned and made illegal. Penalties need to be severe. The laws need to be enforced vigorously. Support needs to be given, and substantial additional monetary aid needs to be provided, for those organizations that are fighting Female genital Mutilation and/or helping women escape from this procedure.
Click Here for CNN's Story About this
China's CCTV Coverage About Female Genital Mutilation
Click Here to E-Mail Me
Click Here to Return to the Main Page of My Blog