Female genital mutilation: an argument against the controversial topic [the] woman's only tool for the fgm procedure was a well used half of a razor blade, and the only painkillers she provided were sugar and powdered myrrh (an herb. The causes of female genital mutilation include a mix of cultural, religious and social factors within families and communities where fgm is a social convention, the social pressure to conform to what others do and have been doing is a strong motivation to perpetuate the practice. Opponents of female genital mutilation (fgm) fear that the campaign against male genital mutilation (mgm) will distract attention from their campaign, and that drawing parallels will weaken and trivialise the case against fgm. The girl squirms and cries and by the end of this procedure, she will have joined the 125 million women and girls globally who are subjected to female genital mutilation.
Female genital mutilation is the partial or complete removal of external female genitalia for non-medical reasons it is mostly carried out - without anesthetic - on girls between infancy and age 15. Brief history of female genital mutilation female genital mutilation (fgm) is an ancient practice, mentioned by herodotus and predating islam and christianity (elchalal et al) it carries with it immense social meaning and serves as proof of maturity, virginity, and membership in the community. Female genital mutilation is an internationally recognized violation of human rights some members of the dawoodi bohra community who have spoken against the procedure said the surgery is performed to suppress female sexuality, reduce sexual pleasure and curb promiscuity, according to court records.
On saturday 18 th june 2016, the economist published an article entitled 'female genital mutilation: an agonising choice' in the article, the author (anonymous, in the economist style) claimed that since efforts by campaigners against fgm, in the last three decades have not resulted in eliminating the practice, it is time for ' a new approach'. Opponents of female genital cutting, however, emphasize that the practice is detrimental to women's health and well-being some consider female circumcision a ritualized form of child abuse and violence against women, a violation of human rights the debate over female circumcision is relatively recent. In the late 1990s the term female genital cutting was introduced, partly in response to dissatisfaction with the term female genital mutilation there is concern that communities could find the term mutilation demeaning, or that it could imply that parents or practitioners perform this procedure maliciously. Arguments against female genital mutilation in recent years, activist groups have emerged with the sole purpose of eradicating female genital mutilation, thus preventing future girls and women from undergoing the immense physical and emotional trauma of fgm the strongest arguments against the practice are as follows.
Female genital mutilation (fgm), also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision, is the ritual cutting or removal of some or all of the external female genitalia the practice is found in africa, asia and the middle east, and within communities from countries in which fgm is common. Is it a good idea to fight against female circumcision not neccesarily according to sierra leonean-american anthropologist fuambai ahmadu in an interview in anthropology today (available free as pdf here), she attacks western feminists, media and anti-female genital mutilation campaigns and accuses them for presenting a one-sided, ethnocentric picture of female circumcision. In the united states, more than half a million women are estimated either to have undergone female genital mutilation (fgm) or to be at risk of it this number marks a sharp rise in the prevalence.
Initiatives such as the annual 'international day against female genital mutilation' on february 6th, introduced by the united nations population fund (unfpa) in 2007, demonstrates this, calling for greater government commitment to programmes preventing the practice (obaid, 2007. Female genital mutilation and cutting is a violation of the basic rights of women and girls, said carol bellamy, executive director of the un's children's agency (unicef), on february 7 2005. Argument against female genital mutilation i strongly oppose female genital mutilation to the fact that it violates two important human rights, namely: the right to have a surgery or not and the right to keep one's own gender identity. Genital mutilation is an african issue, not at all an islamic one the underlying assumption of the question is bigoted and ignorant if anything genital mutilation is a christian thing, since it's mostly christians who practice it.
I recently had a conversation that challenged what i thought i knew about the controversial ritual known as female genital cutting, or, more commonly, female genital mutilation fgc, as it. There are no compelling scientific arguments for or against neonatal circumcision benefits and risks are, scientifically speaking, small however, the nonscientific arguments for and against circumcision are loud, and often irrational. Female genital mutilation should be banned please cast your vote after you've read the arguments you can also add to the debate by leaving a comment at the end of the page.
Cultural relativism and female genital mutilation published february 7, 2014 | by dominic wilkinson the guardian newspaper has today launched a campaign to end female genital mutilation (fgm. Judge friedman agreed with the defense argument that even if female genital mutilation were proven, it would not meet the definition for sexual activity that charge carried a life sentence. For dr schweder to compare female genital mutilation to vaginal rejuvination is absurd- wealthy adult women choosing cosmetic surgery is completely different from young girls being held down against their will to have an important part of their body severed by dirty razorblades and dull knives.