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← Stop female genital mutilation in the UK! - Avaaz.org petition

Robert Firth's Avatar Jump to comment 4 by Robert Firth

If this petition were to stop infant and child genital mutilation, I would sign it in a heartbeat. But a petition that ignores 95% of the victims of this barbaric practice is one that I will not sign. First, because it is sexist and morally wrong. Secondly, because it denies or diminishes the suffering of half of humanity. And finally, because it will be almost completely counterproductive: it will only confirm among the practitioners of FGM the disgusting hypocrisy of us Westerners, who condemn them for doing to girls what we routinely do to boys.

Mon, 04 Jun 2012 03:52:14 UTC | #945390