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The worst ignorance is chosen.

Posted by Hajduk on Monday, April 01 2019 at 11:34:16PM
In reply to Circumcision vs Female Genital Mutilation posted by billi on Sunday, March 31 2019 at 4:50:49PM

"Do you even know the numbers of African boys being subjected to genital mutilation in unsanitary conditions and suffering horrible consequences because of it, or even dying? "

No, I don't. Care to enlighten me?

How about you do your homework?

You're the one who denies that MGM is a problem, so you're the one with the duty to provide backing for that assertion.

"But I'm still for equality. I am against all child genital mutilation."

There is no equality between ordinary circumcision and Female Genital Mutilation....none! FGM is horribly much worse than circumcision. Do you deny that, GL?

I can't speak for him, but I can for myself.

And yes, MGM is worse:

1. Biology. MGM removes 20 thousand nerve receptors, versus 8 thousand in FGM.

2. Sociology. As your own slacktivist outrage shows, FGM is questioned more or less easily even sometimes where it is prevalent; while MGM is defended even where it is rare and by people who easily criticize FGM. The reason is that females are valued many times above the value of males by cultural values and mores. Which has bad social consequences much beyond the prevalence and acceptance of cutting either sex.

3. Psychology. The trauma of the first, or a very early one, sexual experience being one of powerlessness, excruciating pain, and constant rationalization of it being good, creates the mindset of a rapist. Not that you actually want to diminish rape, though.

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