I participated in a Pan African Leadership event where I was exposed to this discussion through Somali women that are fighting to stop this practice in their country. The grusome nature of this practice left me in tears - that girls as young as 5 are mutilated in this way stated as cultural reasons is absurd as it directly relates to gender imbalances - the Ko'ran has no reference to this practice.
I've signed this petition in the hope that it will stop the practice.
Welcome to the group
I've signed both too.
this list has been dead since there was a sort of attack by biased feminists who were protesting the list's leadership by a man
you can read through the posts and see what transpired
what I learned from research is that FGM is not male-terrorism, as the feminists say, but family capital were girls are treated as assets, or "chattel," a word derived from "capital."
the guilty in FGM, the "cutters," are nearly always women.