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MGM vs. FGM

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Circumcision is Child Abuse: A Picture Essay

“There has got to be something very tragic, and very wrong, with a society impaired by its own cultural blinders. It is very disconcerting that while human rights advocates fly half-way around the globe to decry the genital mutilation of girls and women, the very same people display a willful ignorance to the genital mutilation … Continue reading

Female Circumcision. Male Circumcision. Is There A Difference?

"In looking at both Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Male Genital Mutilation (MGM), it appears that there is no equal protection under the law for male infants and boys under the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Illegal to perform FGM, fine to perform MGM. Yes, willful destruction of the … Continue reading

Male genital mutilation: Beyond the tolerable?

“My aim in this article has been to highlight, detail and explain an analytical and normative inconsistency in [the] belief that FGM is intolerable on the grounds that it diminishes capabilities such as bodily integrity through inflicting sexual, physiological and psychological harm and is perpetuated by coercive social forces, while regarding MGM as benign.  By … Continue reading

INTACT AMERICA PUBLISHES AD IN WASHINGTON POST

“In the wake of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) short-lived call to amend the national ban on female genital cutting, Intact America – the largest organization championing all children’s human right to an intact body – published an open letter to an AAP Task Force on Circumcision calling on the medical organization to extend … Continue reading

It’s time to protect boys as well as girls from the barbaric practice of circumcision

“Let the squeamish look away now: this blog post is about male and female circumcision, a subject that’s raising controversy again. Why is female circumcision abhorrent but male circumcision kosher? I blame our cultural hypocrisy.” http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/cristinaodone/100043247/its-time-to-protect-boys-as-well-as-girls-from-the-barbaric-practice-of-circumcision/

Clarification on why MGM is comparable to FGM

The following video was posted by the YouTube member freedom0f5peech, who has an excellent assortment of informational videos about the subject of genital mutilation. This particular video was a response to another YouTube member who, like many people, is clearly not aware of the similarities between and misconceptions about female genital mutilation (FGM) and male … Continue reading

Who’s looking after the boys?

“The universal declaration of human rights state that every man, woman and child should have equal rights without discrimination (United Nations, 1948). These rights should have meaning within our everyday lives and aim to protect all people from injustice.” http://www.rcm.org.uk/midwives/features/whos-looking-after-the-boys/

Strawman Fallacy: FGM vs. MGM