Tuesday, January 22, 2008

FGM - A Scary Tradition.

The New York Times published a seriously disturbing article and photo essay about female genital mutilation. The top three reasons to control women (however, the folks backing the procedure see these as benefits) by physically cutting off a part of their labia:

“One, it will stabilize her libido.
“Two, it will make a woman look more beautiful in the eyes of her husband."
"And three, it will balance her psychology.”

And while I understand that certain processes are cultural, FGM is downright oppressive, no matter what religion or tradition it is dressed up in.