Skip to comments.100,000 women undergo genital mutilation in Britain
Posted on 04/22/2012 7:54:17 AM PDT by bkopto
About 100,000 women in Britain have undergone female genital mutilations, with some medics in the country offering to carry out the illegal procedure on girls as young as 10, it has been reported. The Sunday Times' investigators claim to have secretly filmed a doctor, dentist and alternative medicine practitioner who were allegedly willing to perform circumcisions or arrange for the operation to be carried out.
The practice, involving the surgical removal of external genitalia and in some cases the stitching of the vaginal opening, is illegal in Britain. It can invite up to 14-year-imprisonment, the Daily Mail reported.
It is also against the law to arrange female genital mutilation (FGM).
Known as "cutting", the procedure is traditionally carried out for cultural reasons and in Africa and with large numbers of immigration from countries like Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia, it is becoming more common in Britain.
It is believed to be proof of a girl's "purity" when she marries. The victims, however, often suffer in silence and are rarely given anaesthetic.
Research suggests anually up to 6,000 girls in London are at a risk of the potentially fatal procedure, and over 22,000 in Britain as a whole.
Seems to happen here, too. I’ve noticed when Republican males get voted into office, they somehow lose their gonads.
what a horrible proceedure.
FGM should be a first degree felony.
Islam - what a terrific deal for formerly intellegent folks.
It does not belong to them any more.
They should be ashamed of themselves for even existing, but Sharia Law will take care of that soon enough.
Wait. This IS the work of The Church Of England is it not?
Don’t tell me, let me guess.....
Oh, I give up. What ethnic or religious group could possibly be involved?
Ahhhhh...for cultural reasons.
I'll have to remember that next time a RAT accuses us of waging a war on womyn.
No, no, no. We're doing it for cultural reasons.
While Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a crime in the UK, just how many people have been charged with doing it and are serving jail sentences as a result? My bet is darned few as prosecutors are intimidated by not wanting to offend Muslims. I shudder to think how widespread FGM might be in this country. Is FGM even a crime in most states?
Horrible doesn't describe it. Inhumane, perhaps. And I'm not sure the practitioners of this are human.
Islam is Satan’s personal religion.
Sorry to say ... Religious nuts come in all flavors and tastes.
Waiting for whiny women’s rights organizations (NOW) to begin speaking out against this. . . waiting. . . waiting . . . birds chirping. . . waiting. They’d rather bitch about some inane name calling. They couldn’t be any more worthless to the cause of women’s rights, if they tried.
Where are the feminist groups on this issue??? Where is their outrage and denunciation of this barbaric practice??
This is an issue on which I would actually agree with some of the radical feminists. I am against this practice of multilating the personal private areas of girls and women. It’s an old barbaric practice which should not be happening in the civilized world.
But where are the feminists?
Shame on Britain for letting this happen. Britain, where are your BALLS??? Did they take them TOO????
Punishment should be public beating, and if a man is involved, he should be castrated. Simple justice.