Monday, February 22, 2010
Female circumcision, the partial or total cutting away of the external female genitalia, has been practiced for centuries in parts of Africa, generally as one element of a rite of passage preparing young girls for womanhood and marriage. Often performed without anesthetic under septic conditions by lay practitioners with little or no knowledge of human anatomy or medicine, female circumcision can cause death or permanent health problems as well as severe pain. Despite these grave risks, its practitioners look on it as an integral part of their cultural and ethnic identity, and some perceive it as a religious obligation.

Female Circumcision: Rite of Passage Or Violation of Rights?

Ok, so, to me, as a woman, this sounds SO GROSS and VERY PAINFUL!
This is also one of the least talked about, procedures there is. I had heard about this years ago when a male was abducting females and performing these "circumcisions" with nothing more than bits of glass. I was grossed out then, and I am now.
So, this is leading me to my next point. If it's not ok to do to females, why then, is it ok to do to males?


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