"While I certainly don't condone it, I understand what they are trying to do"
What are they trying to do, Gimwinkle", in your opinion?
"so long as they clitoris is left for the girl to enjoy sex."
But that's the WHOLE POINT, Gimwinkle. They want to PREVENT ANY POSSIBILITY that girls/women could enjoy sex. That's why they cut out the clitorises of girls. . Don't you get that?
You are so ignorant Gimwinkle that it is frightening.
Gimwinkle also wrote"
"But, so too, I find wars abhorrent. Nothing I can do about either one... except get sick about it."
But you Can do something about it, GW. You can join anti-war activist groups and you can join groups that are trying to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation all over the areas of the world where it exists.
Have you done that? Are you doing that?
If not, why not?