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Female Genital Mutilation on the Rise Among Southeast Asian Muslims


World  (tags: female genital mutilation, religion, women, freedoms, politics, society, world, asia, news )

Cal
- 292 days ago - globalpost.com
More than 90 percent of women surveyed in Malaysia have been circumcised, and experts say increasing regional Islamic conservatism may be the reason why.



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Rose NoFWDSPLZ (275)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 1:12 am
This is Barbaric Sharing this cal Thanks
 

John S. (304)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 1:30 am
Sadly noted.
 

Bridget Robertson (106)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 3:32 am
Noted. This is happening in too many places in the world.
 

Ben Oscarsito (334)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 6:14 am
WHAT is wrong with those freaking bastards...???
 

Ben Oscarsito (334)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 6:17 am
PS. I am not allowed to say what I really think about those sick assholes! DS.
 

Winn Adams (192)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 6:33 am
When will this end throughout the world?
 

pam w. (191)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 7:03 am
Ben...we all know what you mean because we share the thoughts!

And before anyone tells me "We have to respect all cultures".....you'll be opening a door you'd prefer I kept closed!

Barbaric, primitive, brutal, tyrannical, misogynistic insanity!
 

. (0)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 9:12 am
Horrible! Something needs to be done to stop this sickening practice. Thanks for sharing, Cal.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 9:27 am
To accelpt basic religious differences isn't really difficult.
But when twisted filthy sexist minds take it upon themselves to mutilte and destroy the sanctity of vulnerable women and girls, then they have the contempt of civilized people. NO God would condone such barbarism.
 

SJ A. (1)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 9:32 am
I feel terrible for women born in these countries. FGM does not only prevent women from enjoying a healthy sexual life but many risk having problems with menstruation, childbirth and may also lead to their death.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 10:02 am
Good grief, we're living in the Dark Ages still.
 

Lenora Southwood (0)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 10:19 am
These "laws"were made by men,not the women! it makes me sick sick sick
 

Madhu Pillai (22)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 12:36 pm
This has never being an Asian practise, imported from Arab and African cultures. I wish instead of concentrating on women's issues and bodies this religion would concentrate on practising compassion and tolerance, everything about this religion is so dark and morose, wish they would lighten up, just enjoy living.
 

Henrik Thorsen (28)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 1:15 pm
Most of the world seems to be moving backwards, thanks to ignorance and Dark Age superstition :(
 

GGmaSheila D. (170)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 1:28 pm
How about getting up a delegation to castrate the men in the name of a new religion just founded...Equality of the Sexes?? By the way, without anesthetic and with a very dull knife...Only fair.
 

Gerry W. (0)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 1:34 pm
We both men and women were not born to have bits and pieces cut off. Men have decided this cruel cut and unfortunately religion is the main offender.
 

Stardust Noel (54)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 1:47 pm
These people are as dumb as a rock.
 

caroline s. (80)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 1:55 pm
Indéfendable. Inexcusable. Injustifiable. }:-((
 

Birgit W. (145)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 2:42 pm
Let the Muslim men be horny, and their women suffer. What else is new.
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 2:50 pm
Sad to read.
 

norma laborie (32)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 3:29 pm
That's horrible for girls!
 

Kate Kenner (200)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 3:40 pm
People worry about what pit bulls will do to them and yet look at what people (Men?) are doing to other people(women). Give me the pits over people any day.
 

Barbara V. (51)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 4:43 pm
Those monsters will do anything to control and humiliate women. They have taken it too, too far, but nobody seems inclined to stop them. SOB's would make wonderful Republicans.
 

Aurea Walker (201)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 8:23 pm
FGM is performed by women on their own daughters, nieces or grand daughters! How can these women who they themselves have gone thru the barbaric practice and ALL of the health ramifications that come with it is truly sad! All to please the "men" in their lives and their supposed religous beliefs! It is not written in the Koran and Allah does not approve of this insanity. (if there is an Allah) Disgusting, barbaric practice that MUST be eliminated at all cost. Am an agnostic so am not singling Allah out. But the practioners of this horrific act yes!
 

Tom Sullivan (98)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 8:37 pm
So maybe the women could ban togather and cut of the penis of the men in there village, sounds fair to me.
 

pam w. (191)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 11:26 pm
Women do this to their daughters because they realize the girls will never be accepted as brides in a culture which demands FGM. In an Islamic society, men rule! They set the standards and any woman who doesn't fit those standards is in BIG TROUBLE! An unmarried woman in an Islamic nation is hopelessly handicapped...she has no man to "take care of her" and will be passed from one male relative to another, spending her entire life as a burden to someone.

This is why I'll never accept the idea that "WE MUST RESPECT ALL CULTURES."



 

Colleen L. (2)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 11:53 pm
Terrible news. Thanks Cal
 

Robert O. (12)
Thursday December 12, 2013, 1:00 am
Really horrible.
 

Elvira Escamilla Davila (60)
Thursday December 12, 2013, 8:52 am
Fanatics!!
 

Yvonne F. (174)
Thursday December 12, 2013, 9:56 am
This was really scary news!!!! One should think that this belong in the ignorance of history, not in modern time!
Thanks Cal for sharing and Rose for forwarding in "Slavery Today" here on Care2
 

Stan B. (123)
Thursday December 12, 2013, 1:08 pm
These people seem to be going backwards at a rate of knots.
 

Cathe Franklin-Romano (52)
Thursday December 12, 2013, 2:03 pm
Noted, this barbaric practice must stop. Sadly it is all that's been known by these people for generations. It will be a hard cycle to break.
 

Nimue P. (247)
Thursday December 12, 2013, 7:07 pm
noted
 

Judith C. (110)
Friday December 13, 2013, 5:56 pm
The attitudes and treatment of their own people is very sad and horrific.
 

Penny C. (80)
Sunday December 15, 2013, 3:48 pm
So wrong!
 

Jessica K. (96)
Thursday December 19, 2013, 3:56 pm
Sick that this is going on, forcing this practice on half the population, just to assert a cultural identity (supposedly). Noted and thanks.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Friday January 17, 2014, 8:17 am
What the hell!!!
 
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