Female genital cutting, known as "sunat," is common in South East Asia
I recently posted the following Tweet:
And, what seems to be a female Muslim woman's profile, replied with this:Women who raise a stink about smegma in intact men act like their uncircumcised vulva smells like raspberries and cream. How dare they balk at intact men when their vulva is a disaster zone 7 days out of the month anyway.— Joseph Lewis (@Joseph4GI) March 3, 2018
That is why we Muslim women support female circumcision. It keeps us clean down there pic.twitter.com/lQWTgujIKi— Kubra Jawher (@Sithy321) March 3, 2018
I think this should serve to highlight the dangers of condemning the forced genital cutting of one sex, but condoning it in the other.
There is this firewall between female genital cutting and male genital cutting, where, at least until now, ne'er the twain shall meet, but this coming back to bite anti-FGM groups in the pussy. (Did I just say that?)
Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander, and as long as male infant circumcision can be defended "because it's cleaner," "because studies says it prevents disease," leaves the door open for female infant circumcision advocates to defend female genital cutting using the same pretexts.
Either religion, "parental choice," and/or "research" justifies the forced genital cutting of healthy, non-consenting minors, or it doesn't. You can't have it both ways.
As long as anti-FGM advocates want to have this firewall up between FGM and MGM, then they fight a losing battle.
THIS is the shit they're going to be up against; a mirror image of themselves.
Circumcision is Child Abuse: A Picture Essay