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May 28, 2010

The Logic of Multiculturalism: Female Genital Mutilation

Under the knife she goes

Via Vlad Tepes:

This of course has been happening all over the Western world where Muslims have migrated with sufficient numbers to change the ‘it’s a crime’ to, ‘this is our cultural right’ ratios.

Push to let Australian doctors mutilate genitals of baby girls

Australian doctors are considering a controversial form of genital mutilation on baby girls.  The practice involving cutting a girl’s genitals, sometimes with razors or pieces of glass, could be allowed in a clinical setting to stem illegal backyard procedures which are leaving young girls scarred for life.

The Royal Australian New Zealand College of Obstetricians will next month discuss backing “ritual nicks”, a modified form of genital mutilation.  But experts are divided on whether to allow the practice, given that in some cultures it is used to remove the sexual feelings of women.  Female genital mutilation has been outlawed in Australia since the 1990s but is common among African, Asian and Middle Eastern communities.

With the rise in Somali and Sudanese numbers in Australia, doctors are seeing more cases of young girls, and women, needing surgery after illegal operations. Backers of “ritual nick” said it was a superficial procedure leaving no long-term damage.  RANZCOG secretary Gino Pecoraro said the policy would be discussed at next month’s Women’s Health Committee meeting.

“We will need to start to think about [its introduction] but we would have to speak to community leaders from Australia,” Dr Pecoraro said.  “If a nick could meet the cultural needs of a particular woman, then it might save her from going through what can really be drastic surgery.  “But we need to make sure we do not legitimise the ritualistic maiming of children.”

But many are outraged, some saying a “ritual nick” is still child abuse and legitimises female mutilation.  University of Newcastle’s professor of perinatal and infant psychiatry Dr Louise Newman said some doctors were being approached to perform the procedure.

“We know it is happening here . . . but [the] majority are done in the home in a traditional way,” she said.  Reasons given by practising populations include religion, despite the Koran not requiring it, and that it can help maintain cleanliness and health.

“The problem is some people see it similar to male circumcision but the reasons for both are very different as well as the impact,” Dr Newman said.  “The actual procedure can be pretty devastating.”

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Let the Leftwing moral equivalency game begin.

Female genital mutilation has been universally condemned and denounced in the West for as long as anybody can remember.  Now the eventual normalization of this brutal practice in the West is all but inevitable thanks to the New Left’s doctrine of Multiculturalism.  But don’t worry, ladies; your feminist outrage will soon give way to Liberal empathy and understanding (but always for the perpetrator, never the victim).  It always does!  Because your hatred of “the Right” trumps all.

My heart goes out to those little girls.  But it’s Western feminists I really feel sorry for– torn between female genital mutilation on the one hand, and their hatred of all things “the Right” on the other– how do they denounce one without affirming the other?  They are paralyzed by the dilemma..

5 Comments »

  1. Nearly 100 years after the birth of Dr. David Livingston, parts of Africa and adjacent Arabia still need the “Three C’s”: civilization, commerce, and Christianity. In a better world, this practice would spark a new Crusade. As it is, expect this as a new category of pornography. Savages!

    Comment by Wayang Kulit — May 28, 2010 @ 09:00

  2. FGM is no worse than cutting off a boy’s foreskin, but “the right” have their bible thumping pro-jewish brainwashing on one hand, and the compassion they would otherwise feel for infant boys on the other, so i guess we have genital mutilation paralysis on all sides

    Comment by Justin L — July 28, 2010 @ 14:16

  3. Justin proves my point. Traditional feminist outrage over female genital mutilation now takes a backseat to the superior claims of multiculturalism. Progress.

    Comment by Jesusland — July 28, 2010 @ 14:33

  4. i’m saying feminism vs islam is a newcomer to the infant rights scene where a variation of this battle has long been fought between pro-jewish advocates and people advocating infant rights, with the jewish camp having almost universally won

    the recent FGM controversies bring some interesting light to the debate, though, by giving western societies 3 main categories of options:

    1) stick with the “multiculturalism is priority 1” routine even though many find islamic misogyny and FGM to be repulsive
    2) establish a double standard where jewish cultural rights trump individual human rights, but where other cultures are disregarded
    3) in order to outlaw FGM without being complete hypocrites, do what many consider unthinkable and prevent jews from cutting off foreskins

    Comment by Justin L — July 28, 2010 @ 14:54

  5. Again, Justin proves my point. Let the moral equivalency for which the Left is so famous begin.

    Cutting off a woman’s clit and labia (and in some cases sewing the outer labia together) so that she will feel no pleasure during sex (a form of domination) is not the same as cutting off a man’s foreskin for health and and long-forgotten tribal identification reasons.

    Male circumcision is not a form of domination. That’s why nobody has been killed for refusing a moyle, but muslim women are hunted to the ends of the Earth to cut their clits off.

    Comment by Jesusland — July 28, 2010 @ 15:01


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