“How can anyone who claims to love their children simultaneously subject their innocents to such ghastly abuse?”
I agree that genital mutilation both male and female has gone on far too long and needs to stop but let’s not pretend that this is something commonly seen as abuse in their respective cultures. That’s the worst kind of “White Man’s Burden” thinking that puts those communities on the defensive. Also its important to note (beyond the stated fact that its already illegal in Egypt) that its often women defending the use of and performing these procedures much like a midwife for childbirth. If there is going to be a real change it has to come from within their community with our full support every step of the way, anything else is destined to fail.
Also, Black men voting in 1870? Now there goes a brave soul. It was a long, long time after that point that African American men and women were able to vote openly without poll taxes, literacy tests, beatings, lynchings and other violent crimes. It was the entire basis of the Civil Rights Movement and reason for The Voting Rights Act of 1965, 95 years later.
By justareader on Dec 08, 2012 at 4:07pm
Monstrous evil, no excuse period for this kind of abomination to male or female children (anyone really, ever). A sickness in humanity that these things go on in any culture, absolutely abominable and purely evil.
By M on Dec 31, 2012 at 12:17pm