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Female genital mutilation and what we're really talking about beneath the weasel words 'genital cutting'

Founder of the AHA Foundation, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, writes:

“The recent news that a grand jury in Michigan has indicted three people, including two doctors, for female genital mutilation is a welcome development.” … 453 more words

Politics - Foreign Affairs

Female Genital Mutilation in Kenya: a call to action for the sewing community

Cast your eye upon these glorious colours worn by a group of Maasai women I met in Kenya recently! I travelled there with a group of my university students to learn more about the cultural tradition of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM; also sometimes referred to as Female Genital Cutting or FGC), and to meet young residents of a slum in the capital city Nairobi.  1,151 more words

Sewing

Why Return the Child?

Recently, I wrote about the appalling Detroit-area doctor who has been mutilating little girls for her twisted cult. Both this perverse excuse for a human being and her accomplices – Fakhruddin Attar and his demented wife Farida – were… 475 more words

America

North-South Cooperation in Fighting FGM

In recent years, it has become apparent that international cooperation is important in promoting inclusive and sustainable development, especially to achieve global development agendas. African countries recognize the importance of partnerships for enhancing and consolidating the growth of the continent. 648 more words

Africa

Female Genital Mutilation And Cultural Equivalence

Does Islam mandate the genital mutilation of girls and women? Scholars differ on the relevant passage, as this link reveals.  However, even if one accepts the idea that it is not mandated, Islam’s other teachings, and its related cultural practices, which relegate women to a status little better than cattle, has made it inevitable in many Muslim societies. 1,504 more words

Politics

Law alone cannot end the practice of Female Genital Cutting

By Sabiha Basrai

Country: California, United States
Age: 34 years old

It is important that the issue of FGC or Khatna, as known to the Bohra community, is brought out from the shadows and discussed openly. 278 more words

Stories And Narratives

Study: Genital Mutilation Imposes Segregation on Immigrants’ American Daughters

Breitbart, by Dr. Susan Berry, April 24, 2017:

The imported practice of genital mutilation can segregate hundreds of thousands of American girls from their peers in mainstream American society, say two New York psychologists. 1,479 more words

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