Tom O’Carroll has once again (see here, here & here) done me the honour of publishing one of my essays on his blog, HereticTOC, thus offering my research and thinking on the issue of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) an audience which my own blog could never reach.

This essay investigates the origins, and spread of FGM, and the reasons why it is so resistant to eradication. I avoid addressing questions of what policies are best for combating FGM – but hope that by elucidating FGM’s causes any subsequent discussions on policy will be better informed and address the problems head-on.

I don’t doubt that I will eventually post more blogs on FGM and related topics, not least Male Genital Mutilation. If I don’t address MGM in this essay it is not because of a lack of interest or concern, but simply because if I had addressed MGM in the same depth as I do FGM the essay, over-long as it already is, would have been twice as long.

Heretic TOC

A powerful and provocative guest piece today from our old friend Leonard Sisyphus Mann, whose Consenting Humans blog is highly recommended and who has guested here several times before, as Lensman, perhaps most notably in this profound, forward-looking, contribution: “The future is green, and liberating for children”, which prompted over 30,000 words of comment.

Today’s piece bravely identifies female genital mutilation (FGM) as primarily an Islamic problem, and a growing one, in the modern world. While acknowledging the pre-Islamic roots of the phenomenon, LSM sees specifically religious factors as responsible for its perpetuation.

There is evidence to support this claim but Heretic TOC does not endorse any anti-Islamic polemics that might be inferred from LSM’s essay. My belief is that Islam is capable of evolving in response to the needs and values of modern life, just as Christianity has adapted enormously: far fewer believers now hold fast to…

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One thought on “Female Genital Mutilation: Its Origins, Persistence and Spread

  1. Why the perversely all Anglophile eccentric omission of Eve Ensler’s 1996 blockbuster stage-play “The Vagina Monologues”?

    Where Eve identified c.30,000 past-and-present Brit victims of medieval FGM still unprotected since 1985 modern-EU law made the vile practise pan-EU illegal! Yet, by 2015, thirty years on NOT ONE prosecution in uncaring medieval UK; and now just one UK conviction since 1985!

    Paraphrase, Brit Channel 4/ITN TV news chick Jane Dodge, Tu 14 November 2000, “I have just interviewed a senior French police prosecutrix and asked her, ‘Why, in fifteen years since 1985, has modern-EU all but eliminated FGM by education or prosecution? While only Britain has totally failed to protect it’s Muslim young girls and women victims by any proactive education or retrospective prosecutions.’ Came the vastly experienced French ‘Cockerel’/Hen policewoman’s ‘appropriate’ retort, ‘It’s due to your cowardly Anglo-PC/Political Cowardice – you’re Chicken!’ ”

    COCK-a-doodle-doo Magnifique!!

    And, herald a TRUE BRIT Kinderphile in Y2K, rightly J’ Accusing BBCrap-TV & bent Brit Cops for their vile Right-wing 1980s-ongoing ‘Child Protection Racket’ for careers, ratings, profit deviously masked by mass deception as so called ‘protection’.

    For which our Saint Kinderphile/hero received 6-years UK jail for mere pre-legal consentual sex (and non-Web retro-pix proactively found by frenzied, phone-tapping Fascist Brit cops) with a predatory Adultophile 12yrs 11mths Loli (coincidentally same initials as La Dodge). Uncoereced and uncomplaining for twenty one years. Since pleading, “Will you fuck me?” in 1979 when he was a 36 years young ‘Lurve Magnet’!

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