THIS JUST IN: Genital Mutilation is “Irreparable, Irreversible Abuse”
Shall I do the honours of starting the global ‘slow clap’ for the United Nations for finally getting around to addressing that fact that female gender mutilation should probably be dealt with.
I’m sorry but 2013 seems a little late to start taking serious action on this repulsive practice. I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t point out that of the 20 members who make up the General Assembly, there are 15 men, and 5 are women (two of whom have the term ‘Administrative’ in their job titles, so I question how much of a say they have anyways… but thats for another post). I can’t help but wonder if the numbers were reversed, whether this gender mutilation bull-ish would have been abolished 20 years ago.
Here’s some statistics and specific information that the CBC gave:
“The World Health Organization estimates about 140 million girls and women have undergone female genital mutilation, which involves the partial or complete removal of external female genitalia.
In Africa alone, three million girls are at risk every year. It’s a practice that goes back centuries and is typically done for cultural, religious and social reasons.
Opponents say it can cause bleeding, shock, cysts and infertility, as well as severe psychological effects similar to rape.”
Furthermore, the goal when performing these procedures is to control young women’s sexual desire, especially when sex before marriage is considered a damning sin… It is also believed that by removing the “external genitalia”, aka the clitoris who we all know and love, women will be deterred from infidelity after marriage.
WELL I’LL BE!…
I for one don’t know any woman who wouldn’t want to be in a marriage she most likely had no say in, with someone she physically cannot enjoy sex with, in a country where men are oppressive pigs.
What do you think?
(Thanks to Strombo CBC, and Google Images)