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Cowardice and Appeasement: The AAP and Female Genital Mutilation

Posted by Anthony on May 8, 2010

By Anthony J. Aschettino

The practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), sometimes referred to euphemistically as “female circumcision”, is a cultural practice in which young girls have parts of their genitalia removed in order to “tame” their sexuality. The practice ranges in its severity from a simple “trimming” of the genitalia (hence the reference to “circumcision” allusion) to a wholesale cutting and shaving of both the labia and clitoris. Often performed by unlicensed individuals in unsanitary conditions, and without any form of anesthesia, it is horribly painful both physically and emotionally. Read the rest of this entry »


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