One half million instances of female genital mutilation each year.
That is what tolerance gets you.
It is unconscionable that we in the United States of America (and the West in general) put up with this kind of unspeakable violence. Yet put up with this we do (along with massive numbers of abortions), so that others don’t judge us to be judgmental.
A few years ago a London woman named Aissa described the ordeal she was put through. She was made to lie down on a bed and was held down by four others. Her clitoris was sliced off of her body with a razor blade. She was not given any anesthetic. She said, "The pain is, well, it's so difficult to describe to you what it is like. Imagine when you cut your finger, it's a million times worse than that. But that doesn't even begin to describe the type of pain that takes over when the part of your body that has the most nerve endings is cut away. Only girls who have been cut will ever know what that level of pain is like. I honestly thought I was going to die, and then everything went black."
In some cases, after the clitoris and part of the labia is cut out, the remaining flesh from the outer labia is sewn together and the girl's legs are bound from ankle to waist for several weeks while the scar tissue almost entirely closes up the vagina. A small hole, perhaps about the diameter of a pencil, is left for purposes of urination and menstruation.
Yes, we are allowing this to happen so as not to offend some of our Muslim friends. Yet, seeing "Trump 2016" written with chalk on a campus sidewalk makes many of us tremble and feel "pain."(See prior post). Trump, you see, is "anti-women."
This is tolerance? This is progressive? Where is the outrage from feminists and women’s rights groups? Oh yeah, they’re too busy lobbying for “abortion rights” to be seen as a crucial “women’s health matter” to worry about a little thing like clitoridectomies.
I don’t believe it’s simply a woman’s prerogative whether she keeps or kills "her" kid. I do believe it should probably be her choice as to whether or not she keeps her own genitalia.
Radical, I know.