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Islamís Hatred of the Clitoris
FrontPage Magazine ^ | Jamie Glazov

Posted on 10/18/2001 9:48:56 PM PDT by VinnyTex

Islam’s Hatred of the Clitoris

FrontPageMagazine.com | October 19, 2001

Editor’s Note: The following article contains graphic descriptions of female genital mutilation, which some sensitive readers may wish to avoid.

IF YOU HATE WOMEN, and you hate their sexuality, and you are terrified that you cannot control it, the most effective thing you can do is to mutilate female sexual pleasure. This can be done by a sexual lobotomy, which will destroy an essential and sacred part of a woman’s natural makeup. In achieving this feat on all women, you will become able to ruthlessly dominate them.

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That’s what female circumcision is all about.

It’s about obliterating the clitoris, or the entire outer vagina. It is the barbarity that exists where misogyny festers most: in the Muslim and African world.

The Muslims are the principal religious group that practice female circumcision. In Egypt, for instance, 97 percent of women are circumcised. Their clitorises are amputated. In countries like Sudan, meanwhile, the women-haters are not so kind: all the women’s external genital organs are completely removed. In a savagery called infibulation, the clitoris, the two major outer lips (labia majora) and the two minor inner lips (labia minora) are amputated.

Nawal El Saadawi has documented these horrifying realities in The Hidden Face of Eve: Women in the Arab World. She demonstrates how the violence of female circumcision is performed on girls anywhere from the ages of one month to puberty. Usually, it is done around the age of seven or eight. Anesthetics are never used. The child is pinned down by several women, while one of them attacks.

After infibulation, the small outer opening of the vagina is the only portion left intact. A tiny piece of wood or reed is inserted to allow urine and menstrual blood to seep out. Extra narrowing of the opening is carried out with stitches, which remain until marriage. The victim’s legs are often bound together from hip to ankle and she is immobile for about a month or two.

This violence has to occur because, in much of the Islamic world, the female’s genital area is considered dirty and unacceptable. For example, in Egypt the uncircumcised girl is called nigsa (unclean). Thus, it has to be made "clean."

Many of the victims lose their lives during this torture – which is often inflicted with broken glass. Many other victims are afflicted with acute and chronic infections for the rest of their lives.

With serious and disabling lifelong consequences, the mutilation robs women of their equilibrium. It deprives them from enjoying the fullness of their sexuality and the completeness of their lives. In terms of sexual pleasure, for instance, we know that approximately 75 percent of women cannot achieve orgasm without clitoral stimulation. In other words, the possibility of orgasm has been obliterated for tens of millions of women in the Muslim world. So what does it mean if the psychic, mental and physical health of women cannot be complete if they do not experience sexual pleasure?

The terror of the circumcision itself tracks its traumatized victims down like a nightmare. Most, if not all, of these poor women end up suffering from serious sexual and/or mental distortions. The mutilation of their sexual being becomes the epicenter where sex and violence meet constantly in their lives – with them as victims.

Wedding night is often quite eventful. In some parts of the Arab and African world, the husband assaults the wife after the wedding. In Somalia, for instance, the groom beats the bride with a leather whip. After this romantic apex, he cuts the sealed vagina with a sharp scalpel or razor in order to have intercourse. He then has prolonged repeated intercourse with her for a week – to prevent the scarring from closing the vaginal opening again. During this time the wife must lie still and not move. Meanwhile, the husband takes the bloody sharp object, which represents the virginity of his wife, and makes rounds around the community – showing it off for approval. Scholars such as Raphael Patai and Vincent Crapanzano have documented these phenomena.

After this honeymoon period, the woman is now, for the first time in her life, actually recognized as a person – because she has become the extension of her husband. Her status might even improve if she has a child (a boy). She will be humiliated and shamed, however, if she has a non-child (a girl).

And if a little innocent girl enters this world, it will only be a short time before her genitals share the same fate as that of her mother’s. When the torturers and soul-destroyers begin to slice, who will hear her cries?

Jamie Glazov holds a Ph.D. in History with a specialty in Soviet Studies. He is the author of 15 Tips on How to be a Good Leftist.. His father, Yuri Glazov, was a Soviet dissident during the Brezhnev era, who signed the Letter of Twelve, denouncing Soviet human rights abuses. His mother, Marina Glazov, also participated in the dissident movement in the Soviet Union, actively typing and circulating Samizdat - the underground political literature. To avoid imprisonment, Yuri Glazov took his family out of the USSR in 1972 and settled in Canada in 1975, when Jamie was 9. Today Jamie battles socialism from his high-tech warroom in Toronto. He writes the Dr. Progressive advice column for angst-ridden leftists at EnterStageRight.com. E-mail him at jglazov@home.com.


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1 posted on 10/18/2001 9:48:56 PM PDT by VinnyTex
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To: VinnyTex
Isn't diversity great?
2 posted on 10/18/2001 9:53:04 PM PDT by Mulder
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To: Mulder
Lets have 3 cheers for diversity... LOL
3 posted on 10/18/2001 9:53:55 PM PDT by VinnyTex
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To: VinnyTex
This makes me ill, those people are truely evil and belong to the religion of satan himself!
4 posted on 10/18/2001 9:54:22 PM PDT by seeker41
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To: GOVscrewsU
So does Christianity and Jews hate male sexuality since they practice circumcision.

The difference is that circumcision is not an act of barbarism committed by the savages described in this story.

How anyone can support letting the evil barbarians who practice this into our country is beyond me.

7 posted on 10/18/2001 9:59:39 PM PDT by Mulder
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To: VinnyTex
COMING SOON:

'ATTACK OF THE KILLER CLITORIS'!
(IN LIVING COLOR)

8 posted on 10/18/2001 10:01:42 PM PDT by rockfish59
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To: GOVscrewsU
Actually, I don't think that most Christian males are circumsised.
9 posted on 10/18/2001 10:03:01 PM PDT by Ed_in_LA
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To: innocentbystander
yes, we have MANY tactical nukes! even some for CHINA!!!
10 posted on 10/18/2001 10:03:43 PM PDT by rockfish59
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To: GOVscrewsU
Uuuuummmm - there's a huge difference. Male circumcision doesn't prevent him from having sexual pleasure.
11 posted on 10/18/2001 10:04:24 PM PDT by CarolAnn
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To: GOVscrewsU
Oh give me a break. Male circumcision is not even remotely comparable to this. What a male has removed is the foreskin, which would roughly equate with the hood of the clitoris in a woman. To remove the entire clitoris, hood, external and internal labia, would not be comparable to anything you could do to a man. Since we are built differently, you see, one is not the same as the other.

If you look at a book showing how the human embryo differentiates those cells that all start off as gonad cells, then divide into the different parts they are intended to be, you can see that in the female the urinary tract separates from the clitoral tissue. In the male, they remain joined as you obviously know.

There probably was a question of "cleanliness" involved in circumcision of the male, and it was probably intended more to PROTECT the female from infections which may lead to infertility. Just my guess?

12 posted on 10/18/2001 10:04:27 PM PDT by seams2me
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To: Ed_in_LA
Actually, they are. Standard hospital practice, doncha know?
13 posted on 10/18/2001 10:04:47 PM PDT by zoyd
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To: zoyd
All over the world? In Europe and South America?
14 posted on 10/18/2001 10:06:22 PM PDT by Ed_in_LA
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To: VinnyTex
I hate it because I can't find it!!!
15 posted on 10/18/2001 10:06:29 PM PDT by Senator Pardek
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To: seams2me
"To remove the entire clitoris, hood, external and internal labia, would not be comparable to anything you could do to a man."

Well, whacking his whole thing off and giving him a straw to piss out of might be comparable.

16 posted on 10/18/2001 10:07:17 PM PDT by CarolAnn
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To: Senator Pardek
All right... Lets keep it clean now... LOL
17 posted on 10/18/2001 10:08:00 PM PDT by VinnyTex
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To: Ed_in_LA
I was speaking of the USA. Europe, they're a little more 'advanced' in their thinking, I'll grant you, but in America, circumcision is the SOP of most hospitals. You have to tell them NOT to circumsize.
18 posted on 10/18/2001 10:08:47 PM PDT by zoyd
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To: rockfish59
In Indonesia they are now forcing Christians to become Moslems or have their heads cut off. Once they accept their new faith they undergo forced circumcision. There is no anesthesia allowed. Nice huh?
19 posted on 10/18/2001 10:09:19 PM PDT by bluecollarman
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To: VinnyTex
I'm having a tough time believing this. I can't believe that any man or woman would do this or allow it to be done if it's done as described.
20 posted on 10/18/2001 10:10:23 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: VinnyTex
The silence of the feminazis toward this violence against females can mean one thing-- their allaince with the Islamic Nazis means more to them.
21 posted on 10/18/2001 10:11:13 PM PDT by Vigilanteman
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To: Vigilanteman
Actually, the feminists have been outspoken about this issue. They've attempted to win political asylum for girls from Africa who don't want to this done to them.
22 posted on 10/18/2001 10:12:36 PM PDT by Ed_in_LA
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To: Senator Pardek
You're divorced right? NO wonder! (jokeing)
23 posted on 10/18/2001 10:13:11 PM PDT by WolfsView
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To: Vigilanteman
The silence of the feminazis toward this violence against females can mean one thing-- their allaince with the Islamic Nazis means more to them.

Um, somehow I doubt that. Any feminist I know will talk my ear off if I mention female genital mutilation.

25 posted on 10/18/2001 10:14:02 PM PDT by zoyd
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To: VinnyTex
They are not barbaric and evil, they are peacful loving individuals
26 posted on 10/18/2001 10:14:07 PM PDT by WolfsView
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To: seams2me
To remove the entire clitoris, hood, external and internal labia, would not be comparable to anything you could do to a man. except maybe for John Bobbitt.
27 posted on 10/18/2001 10:18:23 PM PDT by reg45
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To: DouglasKC
Actually, the article doesn't exaggerate. One thing though, with this atrocity in existence, why do the feminazis focus on slaughtering the unborn, instead of going to war to stop this hideous mutilation of girls/women? If one is to rage against life, let it be against the bastards that mutilate young girls and women, not the innocent unborn around the world!
28 posted on 10/18/2001 10:20:34 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: DouglasKC
There is a model from Africa - very famous - (can't remember her name) who was finally able to tell about what they did to her. Layed her out on a rock in the sun, nothing to kill the pain, tied her down, mutilated her, and left her genitals on the ground to shrivel in the sun while she was unconcious from the pain. Believe it. It's the absolute truth.
29 posted on 10/18/2001 10:21:28 PM PDT by CarolAnn
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To: Boru
"It certainly is. Male circumcision is just as barbaric and stupid as female circumcision."

They are apples and oranges. Male circumcision removes foreskin. Female circumcision removes the whole organ or mutilates it to the point that it no longer functions. You can't even equate the two.

30 posted on 10/18/2001 10:21:38 PM PDT by bluecollarman
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To: VinnyTex
These practices still take place here in America among people that come from these lands. Although the practice may not be as frequent here it is none the less still practiced.
31 posted on 10/18/2001 10:22:28 PM PDT by zeaal
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To: CarolAnn
Good point. Male circumcision is based on health. Uncut dudes get diseases. The Jews had it right with pork (ringworm) too.
32 posted on 10/18/2001 10:22:41 PM PDT by Senator Pardek
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To: DouglasKC
"I'm having a tough time believing this. I can't believe that any man or woman would do this or allow it to be done if it's done as described."

I've seen it described, etc on some of the learning channels. It happens.

33 posted on 10/18/2001 10:23:13 PM PDT by blam
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To: VinnyTex
Intersting that Oprah had a couple shows on ealier in the year about this and how horrible it is ...CUT TO....her show on Islam. Hmmmmmm..... Where are all these NOW Women?
34 posted on 10/18/2001 10:23:32 PM PDT by BossLady
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To: WolfsView
What is the description of the afterlife promised to devout female Muslims (fidels?)?
35 posted on 10/18/2001 10:24:36 PM PDT by yianni
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To: bluecollarman
You can't even equate the two.

I'll agree that the two are very different, but it still doesn't get rid of the fact that we're subjecting male babies in the U.S. of A. to undergo penile surgery literally hours or days after their birth FOR NO GOOD REASON.

"Oh, they can't feel it. Oh, it's a cleanliness issue."

What I find the most odd about it is the implication that GOD somehow screwed up when designing the male penis. Everything else on the body seems to have been 'created' just fine, but those penises... God must have screwed up, so we gotta run in there with knives to cut away at male baby penises. It's twisted.

BTW, I'm not religious in the least, but I'll firmly say that I think the male penis has 'evolved' or was 'created' just fine, thank you very much.

36 posted on 10/18/2001 10:27:20 PM PDT by zoyd
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To: VinnyTex
Attention all feminazis! So, you think we rednecks are bad. Shee-it, all we want is to give you a slap on the bottom and for you to bring us a cold one. And you thought you had it so rough.
37 posted on 10/18/2001 10:27:22 PM PDT by Hemlock
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"What is the description of the afterlife promised to devout female Muslims (fidels?)?"

Maybe 72 studs and silk sheets!

Actually, I hope where those hijackers went, they get their 72 virgins - and they all look like Helen Thomas.

38 posted on 10/18/2001 10:28:09 PM PDT by CarolAnn
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To: Boru
On the contrary, the primary purpose of circumcision is increased cleanliness and penile health.

Removing the foreskin allows the head of the penis to be cleaned much easier, thereby reducing the risk of bladder infections in infants and toddlers, and the potential for causing uterine infections in wives later on in life. It eliminates the potential for foreskin fusion to the penis, which can prevent the head of the penis from emerging beyond the foreskin during an erection. Further, it reduces the risk of penile cancer.

Circumcision is no longer SOP in hospitals. Parents are asked whether they want the procedure or not. FTR, my husband and I chose not have our son circumcised. We left him exactly as God made him.

39 posted on 10/18/2001 10:29:24 PM PDT by TheWriter
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To: CarolAnn
Uuuuummmm - there's a huge difference. Male circumcision doesn't prevent him from having sexual pleasure.

Thank you for your expertise on the male penis, MISS CarolAnn. ;)

40 posted on 10/18/2001 10:30:18 PM PDT by zoyd
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To: Ed_in_LA
I must concur. The NOW gang has been shouting about this for quite some time, with good reason. This is barbarous.
41 posted on 10/18/2001 10:31:41 PM PDT by TheWriter
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To: zoyd
That's MRS. CarolAnn, if you please!
42 posted on 10/18/2001 10:31:56 PM PDT by CarolAnn
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To: yianni
They aren't human, remember?
43 posted on 10/18/2001 10:32:30 PM PDT by Hawkeye's Girl
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To: VinnyTex
I'm sick of this sexual politics propaganda.

It demeans our anger at the real evil these people have done.

44 posted on 10/18/2001 10:32:48 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: VinnyTex
This article needs wide circulation.
45 posted on 10/18/2001 10:32:51 PM PDT by LarryLied
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To: CarolAnn
That's MRS. CarolAnn, if you please!

Ahh, you get the point... ;)

46 posted on 10/18/2001 10:33:59 PM PDT by zoyd
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To: rockfish59
What's the joke? What's so funny about this? Grow up.
47 posted on 10/18/2001 10:34:14 PM PDT by Theresa
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To: Senator Pardek
It's right under your nose!
48 posted on 10/18/2001 10:34:22 PM PDT by PRND21
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To: mrsmith
No offense, but I consider this part of the 'real evil' these people do.
49 posted on 10/18/2001 10:34:57 PM PDT by CarolAnn
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To: mrsmith
Yeah, this sure isn't evil. < /sarcasm >
50 posted on 10/18/2001 10:35:31 PM PDT by Hawkeye's Girl
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