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Egypt formally bans Female Circumcision

category international | gender and sexuality | news report author Thursday June 28, 2007 20:31author by ribbid Report this post to the editors

A 2005 UNICEF report suggested 97%of Egyptian women between ages 15 and 49 had undergone some type of genital mutilation or circumcision. Last week ago Bodur Ahmed Shaker an 11 year old girl died after undergoing the operation at a private clinic in Minya province in the south of the state. Doctors at the clinic had suggested her death was due to a a heavy dose of anaesthetic and her operation is believed to have been a result of her parents wish to preserve her chastity..,

Since then the Egyptian establishment has moved to close a final loop-hole in their legislation which had allowed a practise which has been common since Pharonic times to continue. The change to the law announced this afternoon followed statements on Islamic theology from the state mufti (supporting the end to this barbaric practice and reminding all it has no scriptural basis in either Quran or Talmud [old testament] )

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info on female circumcision and mutilation from wikipedia

author by FGMpublication date Thu Jun 28, 2007 20:51Report this post to the editors

The women who have supported the FGM agenda to do for societal reasons, in much the same
way as Irish women have colluded in the destruction of their sisters and daughters. It
is largely women who attend the rituals and it is largely women who openly repress their
daughters in Western Society in order that they will 'fit'.
The ritual use of FGM is about power and it is about possession and it is about abuse.
It ensures that the girl who slides her leg as she walks; and is identifiable by her teeny steps is
not 'open' until she is bought or traded. It also ensures infection, difficult childbirth
and a bad sex life. The practice will no doubt continue and the price of the girl will be higher.
It will just go underground.

author by egyptpublication date Thu Jun 28, 2007 21:27Report this post to the editors

Oh seems women are the cause of us 'living in a mans world....' ..very sad, no regard for the poor girling & the pain...oh,my....

author by AMpublication date Fri Jun 29, 2007 06:19Report this post to the editors

The use of the term 'female circumcision' implies that this barbaric practice is analogous to cutting the foreskin off the penis. It is not. The latter is unnecessary but does not cripple a man for life. 'Female genital mutilation' is the term that should always be used.

Thanks for posting this.

author by Gerripublication date Tue Jul 24, 2007 22:05Report this post to the editors

I am delighted to hear that the Egyptians have banned this practice. Why wasn't is publicised in the mainstream media I wonder?

Of course they will continue to do it but rates of FGM will lower and some day women will be able to live free of the fear if this being done to them.

Well done for bringing this issue to our attentions.

author by MarcQuelos Rickmonpublication date Thu Apr 28, 2011 17:48author email marcquelosrickmon at yahoo dot comReport this post to the editors

I am writing a school report on this matter. I am shocked that this kind of practice is still going on today. A lot of females in my class are grateful for you keeping up with the times, and informing them of such material. It is very informative and as a male in the medical industry i can appreciate this information as well. Thank you!

author by malepublication date Wed Jun 15, 2011 13:37Report this post to the editors

Have you ever seen the operation of circumsion on a male infant. The infant is strapped down and the foreskin removed with no anesthic as the infant flails about in pain. But this is ok? B.S. this is nothing more than some stupid custom deramed up bt a religious sadist. There is no mediacl proof that this is benifical other than it is easire to cleanse the penis. With a male it is circumsicion and with a female it's mutilation? Stop this crap for both sexes not just one

author by LiveOutLoudpublication date Wed Dec 17, 2014 02:21Report this post to the editors

When we arrived at the doctor's office to have our infant son's circumcision done he was asleep in my arms. The nurse suggested that we might want to wait outside because the crying can be disturbing and that they would bring him out to us when they were done. We had no more than closed the doors to the car when the nurse walked up with our son in his arms after less than 5 minutes.. Concerned I ask "you didn't do the procedure?" He said "Yes it's all done. He slept right through it." The nurse held him in his arms during the procedure. It is that holding them down, binding them to a papoose board that makes the baby cry in frustration. Not the procedure. The procedure is painless if done correctly.

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