Female privilege is not being expected to be circumcised, and less sexually desirable if you aren’t.
The practice of FGC is a cultural tradition performed across central Africa, in the southern…
Women used to get circumcised all the time way back in the day. Wanna know why? Because women were not allowed to orgasm because it was a sin. Women should have only had sex if it was for reproduction. To spread the seed. There’s some female privelage for you.
“Way back in the day”, & now it’s unacceptable in our society & we rage about any place out there in the world that we hear about that may still allow it.
But male genital mutilation is still widely acceptable in our society TODAY.
Try again with a more relevant argument~
at least when your genitals are mutilated you can still feel pleasure~
for women, they remove the ENTIRE CLITORIS, for men, it’s a piece of skin ~
Except that you (assuming you are cis and any LIVING resident of any Western country) are NEVER getting any part of clitoris, or clitoral hood, or labia removed without your consent, which is sort of the point of the original post. Whereas male infants are still getting parts of their genitals surgically removed at a hospital near you, and getting shamed about it if they don’t. Please quit derailing.
Also, female genital cutting practices DO NOT always involve the removal of the clitoris, DO NOT always result in a complete loss of sensation, or even in the inability to orgasm—not even as a result of the most severe form of FGC. And the part of the penis that you classify as “a piece of skin” is actually one of the most highly innervated, sensitive-to-touch parts of the male body, and has more in common with the mucosal lining of the vagina than regular epidermis. Stop calling the kettle black.
Women are still being circumcised in this country (USA) and abroad. In cities with high populations of immigrant/refugees from the countries I listed above, the practice is still upheld. There are clinics for these women to have reconstructive surgery to try to help with some of the health risks associated with the practices but does not force them to have full reconstructive surgery. They feel (culturally told) that they are “unclean” if they are not “smooth” in their genital region.
Here are the 4 main categories:
Female genital mutilation is classified into four major types.
- Clitoridectomy: partial or total removal of the clitoris (a small, sensitive and erectile part of the female genitals) and, in very rare cases, only the prepuce (the fold of skin surrounding the clitoris).
- Excision: partial or total removal of the clitoris and the labia minora, with or without excision of the labia majora (the labia are “the lips” that surround the vagina).
- Infibulation: narrowing of the vaginal opening through the creation of a covering seal. The seal is formed by cutting and repositioning the inner, or outer, labia, with or without removal of the clitoris.
- Other: all other harmful procedures to the female genitalia for non-medical purposes, e.g. pricking, piercing, incising, scraping and cauterizing the genital area.
Health Risks ::
- Female genital mutilation (FGM) includes procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.
- The procedure has no health benefits for girls and women.
- Procedures can cause severe bleeding and problems urinating, and later cysts, infections, infertility as well as complications in childbirth increased risk of newborn deaths.
- About 140 million girls and women worldwide are currently living with the consequences of FGM.
- FGM is mostly carried out on young girls sometime between infancy and age 15.
- In Africa an estimated 92 million girls 10 years old and above have undergone FGM.
This isn’t a pissing contest as to who is more oppressed or what procedure is worse.