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Female genital mutilation.

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posted on May, 7 2016 @ 06:58 AM
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This medieval practice needs to STOP. Key facts:


Female genital mutilation (FGM) includes procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.
The procedure has no health benefits for girls and women.
Procedures can cause severe bleeding and problems urinating, and later cysts, infections, as well as complications in childbirth and increased risk of newborn deaths.
More than 200 million girls and women alive today have been cut in 30 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia where FGM is concentrated.
FGM is mostly carried out on young girls between infancy and age 15.
FGM is a violation of the human rights of girls and women. FGM is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. It reflects deep-rooted inequality between the sexes, and constitutes an extreme form of discrimination against women. It is nearly always carried out on minors and is a violation of the rights of children. The practice also violates a person's rights to health, security and physical integrity, the right to be free from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, and the right to life when the procedure results in death.


When my daughter Angela was born i was not aware of the problems this procedure can cause. I was out of the country when my wife and her family had young Angela circumcised. I have never forgiven any of them to this day. This is a muslim tradition, which leaves me "COLD" every time it comes to mind, which is very often........Cheers. Read more on: www.who.int...

 


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posted on May, 7 2016 @ 07:02 AM
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Jews have been Mutilating MALE genitalia for thousands of years..Comments?


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posted on May, 7 2016 @ 07:04 AM
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a reply to: Soloprotocol

My post was about FEMALE mutilation.


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posted on May, 7 2016 @ 07:08 AM
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a reply to: Soloprotocol

Male circumcision is hardly the same, a flap of excess skin taken off as opposed to redesigning a female's whole genitalia and urinary tract so that she finds sex painful for the rest of her life and her husband gets to rip her vagina open every time he wants sex.

When I was 5 I had gotten a few infections on my penis and so the doctor suggested circumcision, it was done under anesthetic at a modern hospital. Didn't get them anymore after that. Contrary to what is commonly claimed, there are health benefits to male circumcision.
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posted on May, 7 2016 @ 07:08 AM
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a reply to: tommo39

Cheers

No idea how you can end a post like this with Cheers, but hey...


FGM is near the top of the list for most horrible things you can do to another human being.

This is a Muslim tradition, that leaves me "COLD"...

A majority of their traditions and cultural norms confuse the hell out of me, so I can relate on that...


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posted on May, 7 2016 @ 07:15 AM
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a reply to: Soloprotocol

Comment. I like my 'mutilated' male genitalia. Prefer it actually. I dont think it was a Jew who did so to me either.
I would be taking my wife to court for custody after that crap. Traditions such as this should be eradicated in the modern world.

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posted on May, 7 2016 @ 07:19 AM
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a reply to: tommo39

I find male and female genital mutilation both disgusting. Male genital mutilation called circumcision is not even seen as evil even though it is done to an infant without the ability to consent. It is a scientific fact that foreskin enhances sensitivity and makes sex more pleasurable. And there are no health benefits that a shower can't do just as good.

Female circumcision is a vile custom usually forces upon an adult woman. The women that do consent have been influenced by social duress.

Of course if a woman who was educated and aware of what she was doing then that is her right. But no way is a married woman going to want less pleasurable sex.

I think it's a male jealousy thing. Fear of women too.



posted on May, 7 2016 @ 07:23 AM
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Positive comment. In my early years i was circumcised at around 7 years old and understand it was for the "Health" factor of possible under foreskin infection. I have never had a problem,and i'm told that men with a full foreskin have better sexual sensation, but i will never know.....



posted on May, 7 2016 @ 07:27 AM
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a reply to: BestinShow

Friend, my "cheers" was for the members and NOT the subject i posted about....



posted on May, 7 2016 @ 07:30 AM
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This is also not a teaching of Islam and nowhere in the Quran does it recommend this procedure.

So it is the equivalent of blaming abortion on Christianity. Christian doctors do abortions and Christian women get abortions. A life is snuffed out in the process.

That doesn't make abortion a Christian tradition.

Circumcision is a barbarous tradition that isn't Islam. It is older than Islam, female and male.



posted on May, 7 2016 @ 07:31 AM
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originally posted by: Cinrad
a reply to: Soloprotocol

Male circumcision is hardly the same, a flap of excess skin taken off as opposed to redesigning a female's whole genitalia and urinary tract so that she finds sex painful for the rest of her life and her husband gets to rip her vagina open every time he wants sex.

When I was 5 I had gotten a few infections on my penis and so the doctor suggested circumcision, it was done under anesthetic at a modern hospital. Didn't get them anymore after that. Contrary to what is commonly claimed, there are health benefits to male circumcision.

Circumcision is a barbaric practice, whether male or female. However, you are correct that "FGM" is the more barbaric of the two.

Anecdotal evidence of infections due to the presence of a foreskin is hardly definitive. There are an abundance of men in the world who live their lives un-mutilated without health or cleanliness problems. Nature put the foreskin there for a reason. Unless you're Christian/Jewish/Muslim, then God made a mistake.



posted on May, 7 2016 @ 07:41 AM
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From my understanding Male circumcision does not affect pleasure, in Females, it often ruins the sexual pleasure. In some cultures females are to give not receive pleasure.

Barbaric.



posted on May, 7 2016 @ 07:42 AM
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I thought we were not supposed to judge other cultures.



posted on May, 7 2016 @ 07:46 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Criticizing the practice not culture. Although a culture that practices it isn't thought of highly in my book



posted on May, 7 2016 @ 07:49 AM
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Any culture that allows this deserves to be slapped around.



posted on May, 7 2016 @ 07:49 AM
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originally posted by: Soloprotocol
Jews have been Mutilating MALE genitalia for thousands of years..Comments?


Sorry, it's not only a Jewish thing, as much as apparently you would like it to be.
It's an American thing. It is for health, and hygiene, and if I must say, improves aesthetics. It's done by a physician in the hospital, before the baby is discharged.



posted on May, 7 2016 @ 07:49 AM
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a reply to: CapstonePendulum

Religious views on female genital mutilation. Female Genital Mutilation occurs in Muslim as well as non-Muslim societies. In Egypt, where perhaps 97 percent of girls suffer genital mutilation, both Christian Copts and Muslims are complicit. Islamic Scholars on Female Genital Mutilation.

Islamic scholars disagree on FGM: some say no obligatory rules exist while others refer to the mention of female circumcision in the Hadith. According to Sami A. Aldeeb Abu Sahlieh, a Palestinian-Swiss specialist in Islamic law:

The most often mentioned narration reports a debate between Muhammed and Um Habibah (or Um 'Atiyyah). This woman, known as an exciser of female slaves, was one of a group of women who had immigrated with Muhammed. Having seen her, Muhammad asked her if she kept practicing her profession. She answered affirmatively, adding: "unless it is forbidden, and you order me to stop doing it." Muhammed replied: "Yes, it is allowed. Come closer so I can teach you: if you cut, do not overdo it, because it brings more radiance to the face, and it is more pleasant for the husband."[38]

Abu Sahlieh further cited Muhammad as saying, "Circumcision is a sunna (tradition) for the men and makruma (honorable deed) for the women."[39] "Islam condones the sunna circumcision ... What is forbidden in Islam is the pharaonic circumcision,". If you want to know more: www.meforum.org...



posted on May, 7 2016 @ 08:00 AM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
I thought we were not supposed to judge other cultures.


O we can judge.

But really thats all we can do.

FGM is entrenched in these barabic cultures the same way guns are in yours (not saying guns are bad just pointing out the same cultural entrenchment ).


Only thing we can do is start cutting off foreign aid to these barbarian nations , o and the US and UK needs to stop GIVING THESE REIGMES ARMS!


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posted on May, 7 2016 @ 08:05 AM
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I think people have no idea about the difference between Female and Male Genital mutilations.
Just for those guys who always come out of the cracks when something bad is happening to women with their totally irrelevant "But it's also happening to men..." comments.

We know stuff also happens to men but generally it isn't as bad as it is for women. That includes domestic violence and being killed by your partner. Yeah, it happens to men too [and is being dealt with] but it happens a thousand times more often to women.

Anyway, back to GM. In FGM there are stages. Some 'just' cut the labia off [ouch, as they are wide and have more blood vessels and pain receptors that that poxy bit of skin around a male penis. Hence they take longer to heal and it is more painful plus the chance of infection are multiplied.

But that's not even it. It gets worse. In a lot of FGM the whole area is cut off/out in it's entirety [then sewn shut without anastaethic] , including the spot where the most nerve endings reside in the human body. The clitoris.

Let that sink in for a moment, having your clitoris [and everything around it] cut off [forget about that it is often done without properly sterilised razor blades] is NOT the same as having a bit of skin removed around your willy. FFS.



posted on May, 7 2016 @ 08:09 AM
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I can agree with that. Any nation with multiple human rights violations should not get any foreign aid.
And people judge our gun culture all the time so I guess we are free to judge theirs.



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