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Shocker: Trump and Barr Refuse to Defend Ban on Female Genital Mutilation

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: tRump, awfulness, Female Genital Mutilation )

- 3 days ago -
One such story is so horrifying itâEUR(TM)s kind of remarkable it hasnâEUR(TM)t sparked more outrage. It should. Trump/Barr unwilling to continue forbidding female genital mutilations......


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David C (75)
Thursday May 16, 2019, 11:22 am
By now you’re probably aware of a barbaric ritual known as female genital mutilation, or FGM for short. Trigger warning: This is about to get graphic.

Generally speaking, FGM is the medieval practice of restraining young girls and removing their external female genitals, without anesthesia or antiseptics. Most often the clitoris of young girls is carved out, the “Type 1” iteration of the procedure, using everything from “knives, scissors, scalpels, pieces of glass or razor blades.” It can also include the suturing of labia (“Type 3”) or even the complete removal of all external genitalia and the deliberate narrowing of the vaginal opening. Girls are awake, lucid and held down during the terrifying and painful procedure as it’s carried out, often by family members or people they know. As you can imagine the post-traumatic stress and obvious complications with both sexuality and pregnancy are common and harrowing. To say nothing of the rape-adjacent element of an event in which girls’ genitals are violated by trusted relatives........

Ben O (131)
Friday May 17, 2019, 5:39 am
Absolutely unbelievable it is!!!
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