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Originally posted by jpm1602
Peace what is peace anymore? What is 'is'? What is prosperity? It's been so long since I've known it it seems like a luxuriant dream long ago.
Punishments were often carried out publicly, either as formal spectacles held in sports stadiums or town squares or spontaneous street beatings. Civilians lived in fear of harsh penalties as there was little mercy; women caught breaking decrees were often treated with force
- In October 1996 a woman had the tip of her thumb cut off for wearing nail varnish.
- In December 1996 Radio Shari’a announced that 225 Kabul women had been seized and punished for violating the sharia code of dress. The sentence was handed down by tribunal and the women were lashed on their legs and backs for their misdemeanor.
- In March 1997 a married woman, from Laghman Province was caught attempting to flee the district with another man. The Islamic tribunal found her guilty of adultery and condemned both her and her lover to death by stoning.
female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), refers to "all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs whether for cultural, religious or other non-therapeutic reasons." The term is almost exclusively used to describe traditional, cultural, and religious procedures where parents must give consent, due to the minor age of the subject, rather than to procedures generally done with self-consent (such as labiaplasty and vaginoplasty). It also generally does not refer to procedures used in gender reassignment surgery, and the genital modification of intersexuals. FGC is practiced throughout the world, with the practice concentrated most heavily in Africa. Its practice is controversial. Opposition is motivated by concerns regarding the safety and consequences of the procedures. In the past several decades, there have been pushes by the World Health Organization (WHO) to end the practice of FGC. The WHO separates FGC procedures into four categories.
Breast ironing is a form of body modification practiced in parts of Cameroon. A pubescent girl's breasts are flattened, usually by the girl's mother, in an attempt to make her less sexually attractive to men. This practice is believed to help prevent rape and early marriage. Grinding stones, pestles, belts, heated objects and breast bands are used to press or beat down the forming breasts. Local non-governmental organizations are trying to call attention to this practice and stop it.