Skip to comments.Islamís Hatred of the Clitoris
Posted on 10/18/2001 9:48:56 PM PDT by VinnyTex
Islams Hatred of the Clitoris
FrontPageMagazine.com | October 19, 2001
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 womans natural makeup. In achieving this feat on all women, you will become able to ruthlessly dominate them.
Thats what female circumcision is all about.
Its 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 womens 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 victims 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 females 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 mothers. When the torturers and soul-destroyers begin to slice, who will hear her cries?
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.
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?
Well, whacking his whole thing off and giving him a straw to piss out of might be comparable.
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