Saturday, June 5, 2010

Vibrant and diverse genital mutilation

From the Times Ledger:

U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights), a long-time advocate for women’s rights issues, sponsored the Girls Protection Act of 2010 April 26 after receiving disturbing reports from New York-based women’s shelters, claiming FGM victims have recently visited or anonymously reported FGM cases.

If passed, the bill would outlaw sending girls overseas from the United States for FGM rituals, punishing violators with fines and up to five years in prison.

Women’s rights advocates are alarmed at an increasing number of female genital mutilation cases happening to women in Queens.

Some call it hygienic, others call it barbaric — but officials said a rising number of underage girls in New York, including Queens communities, are becoming victims of FGM, or what some call “female circumcision.”

“Wherever you have FGM-practicing immigrant populations, people from Somalia, Ethiopia, Eretria and West African countries like Senegal, the girls are at risk of being subjected to FGM,” said Lakshmi Anantnarayan, communications director for Equality Now, an international women’s rights organization. “If those populations exist in Queens, the risk of their daughters being brought home during summer vacations or having operations done at their homes is very high.”

The practice of FGM involves cutting off part or all of a girl’s external sex organs, including the clitoris and labia. In the most extreme cases, a girl’s vagina can be sewn shut through a process known as “infibulation,” according to the World Health Organization.

The practice is said to be common among some immigrants from certain regions in Africa and the Middle East, who subject their underage daughters to it to ensure they remain virgins until marriage, making them more desirable to potential husbands. Anantnarayan said in some cases FGM is used to deliberately destroy a woman’s ability to enjoy sex to discourage promiscuity.

25 comments:

primadonna said...

Sick, sick, sick.

Anonymous said...

Sick, sick, sick?? No, no, no.... VIBRANT! DIVERSE! CULTURAL! You have arrived!

Klink Cannoli said...

About time women rights groups are waking up to this practice. But let's call a spade a spade here. This practice is directly tied to the Islamic culture.

georgetheatheist said...

"U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights), a long-time advocate for women's rights issues..."

Yes, indeed, thank you Joe, for your long-time advocacy that the Queens Tribune newspaper cease with their degrading prostitution ads in their classified section.

Anonymous said...

We'll have to see how this unfolds.

Anonymous said...

Memo to Joe Crowley -- this horrible situation exist here because you encourage illegal immigration. Stop pandering to these criminals and enforce our immigration laws. Joe, vibrant and diverse brings a new set of problems to our country. You should be taking care of American problems.

Deke DaSilva said...

Women’s rights advocates are alarmed at an increasing number of female genital mutilation cases happening to women in Queens.

I call "BS" on this one. Women's groups don't give one damn about what happens to their "Third World sisters". They will NEVER say anything about the "exotic practices" of the Vibrant! and Diverse! In the hierarchy of political correctness, women's rights always get thrown under the bus when it involves non-white cultures.

Does anyone remember any women's groups that raised a stink about O.J. Simpson? All I remember were the sounds of crickets chirping!

If you think FGM is bad, just wait until the "honor" killings kick into high gear!

american girl said...

Sooooo glad to have been born here.

cherokeesista said...

american girl said...
Sooooo glad to have been born here.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Amen Sister:) That practice is not only DISGUSTING it's BARBARIC!!!!
Leave your SAVAGE was at the border!!!

Anonymous said...

disgusting

Anonymous said...

All forms of genital mutilation are barbaric and have nothing to do with hygene, including those rituals performed by Mohels.

Anonymous said...

hmmm... "certain regions in Africa and the Middle East" -- what's the common factor in those certain regions where FGM is practiced? Self-censorship at Times-Ledger.

Patrick Sweeney said...

The procedure almost became approved for members of the American Pediatrics Association here in the U.S. See Atlas Shrugged

Anonymous said...

"All forms of genital mutilation are barbaric and have nothing to do with hygene, including those rituals performed by Mohels."

Male circumcision is a medical procedure often performed in hospitals, and there are plenty of studies showing that male circumcision is beneficial from a medical point of view.

As for mohels, a (good) mohel actually performs a far more humane procedure than what is done in the hospital since hospitals use clamps and full-body restraints on the baby for a good 10-15 minutes, whereas any mohel's procedure is done in a matter of seconds and without needing to restrain the baby in that cruel manner.

But why let facts get in the way of ignorance and hate?

Anonymous said...

why do we keep letting in muslims to comit these heinous acts? And yes, women's rights groups don't care and they don't care about victims of "regular" domestic violence either. Everyone knows that womens' rights groups are just a front for gay rights and communism.

Klink Canoli is correct - Islam culture of this...so why do we keep letting them in - oh, right, diversity, yeah, i am so thrilled, my life is so much better because of all this diversit

Anonymous said...

"there are plenty of studies showing that male circumcision is beneficial from a medical point of view."

And who conducted those studies?

Everyone knows the medical establishment in this country is largely dominated by those who have a cultural bias in favor of this procedure.

There are also plenty of unbiased studies showing there are no medical benefits whatsoever in having male genital mutilation performed.

A lot depends on who is conducting the study.

Anonymous said...

"As for mohels, a (good) mohel actually performs a far more humane procedure than what is done in the hospital since hospitals use clamps and full-body restraints on the baby for a good 10-15 minutes, whereas any mohel's procedure is done in a matter of seconds and without needing to restrain the baby in that cruel manner."

The pain is the same regardless...

Klink Cannoli said...

Anonymous wrote:
"Klink Canoli is correct - Islam culture of this...so why do we keep letting them in..."
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The black gold.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said

"As for mohels, a (good) mohel actually performs a far more humane procedure than what is done in the hospital"

The fact is the traditional ritual performed involves the mohel using his mouth as part of the ceremony.

There was a case here in NYC quite recently where a renowned mohel, whose services were highly sought after, infected a string of boys with the herpes virus, one of the boys died.

Herpes is often fatal to babies.

How humane is that?

Anyone can look this up, the case was widely reported in the press.

Cathy said...

To refute the erroneous information here: 1. this practice is older than Islam. 2. re feminists not caring about this issue, I first read about it in Ms magazine OVER 30 YEARS AGO.

Anonymous said...

She asked for it! Shouldn't have been wearing a short skirt!!

Deke DaSilva said...

To refute the erroneous information here: 1. this practice is older than Islam.

Yeah, so? Europeans don't sacrifice children to appease the gods anymore, so why does the "religion of peace" still practice FGM?

2. re feminists not caring about this issue, I first read about it in Ms magazine OVER 30 YEARS AGO.

You realize you're proving my point.

So what exactly have the "feminists" been doing in the intevening 30 years? Watching Sex and the City?

Anonymous said...

The whole human race should be sterilized.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

why do we keep letting in muslims to comit these heinous acts? And yes, women's rights groups don't care and they don't care about victims of "regular" domestic violence either. Everyone knows that womens' rights groups are just a front for gay rights and communism.

Wow! Nut job alert who forgot his meds.
Womens rights groups are a front for the evil gay rights you say? Where did you hear that drivel. El Rushbo family values hypocrite who just got married again for the fourth time, had his illegal immigrant maid run to get pills for him, and Rush was a regular flyer to Puerto Rico for Prostitutes.


Now back to the topic.
The mutilation the Somali and Senagalise girls have forced on them is horrendous which has been a major concern for womans rights groups in the U.S. and Europe.
The women are never the same after wards with continuing medical problems usually.

http://www.womensenews.org/story/genital-mutilation/060220/fight-end-mutilation-hits-gritty-juncture

Fight to End Mutilation Hits Gritty Juncture

By Meghan Sapp
WeNews correspondent

Monday, February 20, 2006

Klink Cannoli said...

Cathy said...
To refute the erroneous information here: 1. this practice is older than Islam. 2. re feminists not caring about this issue, I first read about it in Ms magazine OVER 30 YEARS AGO.
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Nothing erroneous about my statement, Cathy. Any casual perusal of Sharia law, The Koran and the Hadiths will instantly impart how women are viewed and treated under the yoke of Islam. Female circumcision is just one practice perpetuated by this barbaric culture.

As we see with all Religions, a collection, rejection, and transformation of ancient customs persists and is part of its growth. In this case, Islam is the only Religion among men that has yet acquiesced to modernity.