“until that day, i had never heard an african woman talk about this subject and especially not in such a negative way about the physical and psychological pain that it caused” during the presentation diawara argued with the speaker and defended the practice of fgm however, later that day, he called. Female genital mutilation (fgm) has been an age long practice in africa why this is done for several cultural reasons, civilisation and enlightenment have been able to prove that it holds more harm than good for the girl child here is 10 of such reasons why fgm is evil. The equivalence between circumcision and excision was strongly contested, along with their common theoretical framework, and female genital mutilation was reframed within the broader issue of gender relations nicole sindzingre was the first in the 1970s to argue against the idea of excision as a rite of initiation. Neither the un agencies, nor the who dare to take a stand on baby and infant male circumcision so all their arguments against pricking or medicalisation of less invasive forms of fgm are not credible because cutting, albeit male or female, is the same violation of corporal integrity and abuse of authority. 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation (fgm) in her second post considering fgm and international law, antonia mulvey uses five criteria to explore whether fgm can constitute a crime against humanity in my last post, i argued that all forms of fgm can constitute torture under.
Preston d mitchum, slapping the hand of cultural relativism: female genital mutilation, male dominance, and health this article is for advocates and activists who fight against patriarchy and sexism and promote the importance hind fgm, and it explains various reasons why some cultural groups support and actively. The african continent has a rich cultural heritage, with many traditional values however, there are also cultural practices that are harmful to specific groups, in particular to women female genital mutilation/cutting (fgm/c) is an example of such a harmful traditional practice, recognized as a violation of the human rights of. Female genital mutilation/cutting (fgm/c) comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of female external genitalia and/or injury to the female genital organs for cultural or any other nontherapeutic reasons  while the term “mutilation” reinforces the idea that this practice is a violation of the human rights of.
These reasons include the fact that this procedure is often done in unsanitary conditions, the women who perform this procedure are often unskilled and women who undergo this procedure are at risk of developing serious infections and complications (gehring 37) however, the most compelling argument against fgm is. Opponents of female genital mutilation (fgm) fear that the campaign against male genital mutilation (mgm) will distract attention from their campaign, and that drawing parallels will weaken and trivialise the case against fgm this article, using many familiar arguments to defend fgm, shows that our two human-rights. Since then, only one fgm prosecution has been brought to trial, and both defendants were acquitted there has yet to be a conviction under the fgm act it is curious enough that the statute has hardly ever been used, but there are other reasons why the exception made for fgm to have its own law now. Female genital mutilation is the partial or complete removal of external female genitalia for non-medical reasons it is mostly carried out – without anesthetic – on girls between infancy and age 15 fgm has zero health benefits and often results in lifelong health problems, increased risks during childbirth.
The multiplicity of reasons given for the practice include tradition, religion and preservation of virginity the procedure can lead to numerous and deleterious physical, psychological and sexual effects legislating against fgm provides an official platform to back up the position of activists and community. Parsing a reader debate on the best way to end female circumcision—no one is arguing for the practice—is difficult because people are often talking past each other i thought african girls were held down and butchered against their will, but some of them voluntarily and joyfully partake in the ritual. Female circumcision genital cutting is widespread within some african cultures and ethnic groups it is seen as the climax of initiation, something that both boys and girls they argue that female circumcision is not a cultural issue and that women and children should not be coerced into painful operations against their will.
Other reasons include: girls' refusal greater access to health education modernization with its resulting changes in lifestyle fear of anti-fgm laws public ridicule and realization that fgm has no effect on girls' behavior63 among women who are against fgm, the main reasons given are medical complications and pain. Female genital mutilation (fgm) has been a crime in the uk since 1985 an estimated 65,000 girls aged 13 and under are at risk of mutilation so why has there been a grand total of zero prosecutions here we list 10 problems that have plagued the fight against fgm and 10 solutions that could improve. There is a widespread view among practitioners of female genital mutilation ( fgm) that it is a religious requirement, although there is no unequivocal link between the practice and religion prevalence rates vary not according to religion but to geography and ethnic group, sometimes differing along national lines within the. Culture and tradition provide a framework for human well-being, and cultural arguments cannot be used to condone violence against people, male or female moreover, culture is not static, but constantly changing and adapting nevertheless, activities for the elimination of fgm should be developed and implemented in a.
She has argued that the critics of the procedure exaggerate the medical dangers, misunderstand the effect on sexual pleasure, and mistakenly view the you can read more about this in dr ahmadu's essays or in this critique of the global campaign against female genital mutilation, written by another.
Female genital mutilation (fgm) is an operation to remove the external female genitalia for non-medical reasons fgm is prohibited in the netherlands, and it is a paediatricians provide parents of daughters from risk countries, like somalia and ethiopia, with a declaration against fgm parents can use this declaration to. Some consider female circumcision a ritualized form of child abuse and violence against women, a violation of human rights the debate over female circumcision be associated with circumcision the most important reasons, however, probably lie in the social and economic conditions of women's lives. I believe that we should give no weight to cultural value in ethical debate when we are weighing up the moral reasons in favour or against fox-hunting or fgm, seal hunting or the lords, cultural value has no place at all why should we take this view although morality is not relative, culture is relative. In a landmark case, lawyers are claiming religious freedom to defend doctors facing charges for performing fgm on seven-year-olds in michigan charges have also been brought against the doctor who is accused of allowing nagarwala to use his clinic, dr fakhruddin attar, and his wife, who allegedly.