What is your opinion on female circumcision? Why can some people not see that it is entirely barbaric? (Well in my opinion, I think it is.) I read that on the night of the woman's marriage, she is cut open and then SHE IS SEWN CLOSED AGAIN TO SECURE FIDELITY TO THE HUSBAND! Why are women treated in this way? Men are just as likely to be unfaithful (if not more) and they don't go through something as bad as that. I think everyone should be free to do what they want and with who they want, even if infidelity is a very selfish and wrong thing to do, I believe that people shouldn't have to go through such a procedure.
oh gross me out. I feel the paiiinnnn. It's like men always get the women to have a tubectomy rather than go for a vasectomy themselves so they can still sleep around but the woman can no longer bear children. Detestable.
It's barbaric, either sewing it up or cutting off the clit. It even happens to girls born here if their family make them!
And it is far more painful than male circumscion, leads to never ending problems and can decrease fertility etc etc - absolutely barbaric
That is awful, why on earth would you do that to your wife/daughter.
oh my god.
that makes me feel so creeped out.
I don't agree with any type of circumcision male or female (unless in the male it is carried out for health reasons. I feel that the parents are forcing a cultural belief onto their children which the child may grow up to totally disagree with. Yes female circumcision is more life threatening and painful so it is right that is outlawed but I don't see why it is acceptable for people to do the same to boys. I can't think of anything else where it is acceptable to chop off a part of a childs body so why this.
oooo no! that would be sooo painful! I think its wrong that girls are forced to have it done, I mean if you want it then ok, but I cant think of anyone who would. Isn't it better for men to hav a vesectomy (sp?), as that is reversible? I didnt think a womens was?
I don't think you'll seriously find anyone on here who thinks it's ok in any way. It's the education and culture in the tribes that practice it that needs to be challenged - I'm sure their men wouldn't like it if we got a pair of rusty scissors and hacked off the head of their penis (which is the equivalent of clitoral removal which girls have to undergo).
It was probably started by a control freak gone mad. Highly disturbing.
Oh, and something else to think about: some cultures still have eunuch colonies/cults.
And also, what's the difference between circumcision and sex change operations? Should we allow men to have their penises removed if female circumcision is illegal in this country? Is it different because it's consensual?