..by any other name..

What the hell! (link is to Sociological Images and is work safe, though contains links that are not.) *sigh* And here I thought we were an enlightened country (PDF) that didn’t practice genital mutilation. While the crux of the human rights issue with female genital mutilation is one of consent for children subjected to the practice, ritualized – and if you think this isn’t part of a ritual, you’ve not been paying attention much lately – genital mutilation, whether for supposed control of female sexual urges or some distorted sense of beauty or health, is still mutilation and *not* healthy.

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