Somalis lead the world in practice of female genital mutilation
Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 5, 2013
Here is news of a new report on this disgusting, degrading, barbaric practice that you know they are not leaving behind when they migrate to the West.
From All Africa. The UN does something useful here:
Mogadishu — Approximately 6.5 million Somali girls and women have undergone female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) — otherwise known as female circumcision — according to a new report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
Although support for the practice is waning, the report indicates that 98% of Somali women between 15 and 49 have been cut or mutilated — the highest per capita percentage in the world.
In addition, the report states that female circumcision is higher among Somalis even in countries where the practice is less common.
We reported back in March that the practice was increasing in the US, here.
Photo: The photo is from another report on FGM in June, here. Looks like there is less and less interest in defending the procedure in a nod to ‘cultural relativism’ that seemed to be a trend gaining favor a few years ago. And, from a practical standpoint, why should Westerners be expected to pay for the mental and physical health problems stemming from FGM when Somalis are resettled in the US.
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