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Old 10-10-2012, 08:29 PM   #147
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Originally Posted by DesertRat
Also, we refer to female circumcision as female genital mutilation. But if you talk to the women and mothers who are circumcised themselves and who are insisting their daughters be circumcised, they'd be offended at the word mutilation too. In some parts of Africa, if you're not circumcised it's very unlikely a woman can get married, as men want a guarantee their wife is a virgin. And so mothers, understanding the necessity of marriage in their culture, are doing what is best for their daughters. While I consider what they do "mutilation" you can't march into Africa and simply ban the practice either. You have to teach them why it's hurting their women and help them change their attitudes about sex and the freedom to choose.
Exactly. You'll get a lot more support for your beliefs if you aren't telling people they are mutilated or child abusers. It's a sensitive issue that could use a little more sensitivity. The shock factor, while fun on DS, just doesn't get you very far. No one really takes extremists that seriously.

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