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Horror of genital mutilation despite tough laws

Posted by on Jul. 25, 2010 at 8:14 AM
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British girls undergo horror of genital mutilation despite tough laws

Female circumcision will be inflicted on up to 2,000 British schoolgirls during the summer holidays – leaving brutal physical and emotional scars. Yet there have been no prosecutions against the practice

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/jul/25/female-circumcision-children-british-law

 

People who do this to their girls need to learn that it has no religious basis, this is happening everywhere and it is so unnecessary and cruel.

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Sweet_Faith
by Gold Member on Jul. 25, 2010 at 8:24 AM

That is sick and extremely disturbing to say the least! What's wrong with these people??????? Those poor girls, they'll never be the same again!

kerryket
by Bronze Member on Jul. 25, 2010 at 8:31 AM

Up to 140 million women and children worldwide have been affected by female genital cutting, according to the World Health Organization. Any process that alters or injures female genitalia for non-medical purposes is considered to be female genital cutting, the group says.

Female genital cutting -- also referred to as female genital mutilation and female circumcision -- is a ritual dating back thousands of years. It's typically practiced in parts of Africa, Asia and the Middle East. In some communities, it's strongly believed that genital cutting marks a woman's journey to adulthood. The WHO reports that cutting typically occurs between infancy and 15 years of age.

Several types of female circumcision exist and may differ in each community, according to the WHO. The most brutal type of cutting requires stitching together the inner or outer labia. It's a procedure notoriously performed in parts of Somalia and Egypt. Other less-severe forms of genital cutting may require excising the entire clitoris or part of the clitoris.

norwegianwood
by Platinum Member on Jul. 25, 2010 at 9:14 AM

 sad

nysa76
by Silver Member on Jul. 25, 2010 at 10:05 AM

 That is so sad.  I can't even begin to imagine...

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