Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Female Genital Cutting

This is an interesting article on female genital mutilation or female genital cutting on NEXT: www.234next.com/csp/cms/sites/Next/News/National/5440715-147/story.csp.

For the life of me, I still cannot get my head around why and how this could be considered acceptable.

1 comment:

echidiime onwudinjo said...

Thank you for sharing this link. I, like you, cannot understand why this practice still continues and why people this day and age insist upon mutilating their daughters - culture or not. However, when male circumcision was mentioned, which is common practice almost everywhere, I could not help but feel empathetic towards those who adhere to the former practice because of culture. Quite possibly, the way to battle the scourge of female genital cutting is to address it along with other forms of de-facing the human body on young children, including male circumcision, and tribal face cutting.