The U.K. Gets Its First Conviction On A ‘Female Genital Mutilation’ (FGM) Case.
This is good news, but at the same time very sad and frustrating.
Yes, this mutilation of a then 3-year old girl, of African parents, happened in 2017. What is infuriating is that it is still happening, even in the U.K.
Getting convictions have been hard and it is likely that they would not have succeeded in the U.S.!
I am against any and all forms of bodily mutilation — whether it be circumcision, tattoos or piercings — even ear-piercing. I have refused to let my daughters get their ears pierced until they were 12 and old enough to know what they were doing. Actually, I would never consent to it, but they gang up on me. As for circumcision — I consider that child abuse. No parent has the right to circumcise their son. Period.
Well, given that I dedicated my 2015 “Orgasms 101” book to those trying to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), my stance on this is crystal clear. It is barbaric and I can’t even understand how a mother could do it.
This is but a painful first step. I just wish we could eradicate it …. Period.