snowflakes821 wrote:Also, why is FGM considered an African practice. Because its not, its something that backwards parents who do this to their daughters. As well, I read somewhere that it happens in Kurdistan. Yet, these Iraqis are covering up b/c they don't want the media to think they're barbaric however its perfectly fine to portray Africa as backwards afterall its the world's garbage dump.
http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm/ ... xt/archive
QansaGabeyle wrote:Surria is not an ethnic somali so you can understand why she thinks it is not common. The reer xamar and the somali bantus do not perform female circumscion on their daughters as far as I know but then again they make less than 1% of the somali population.
Gedo_Boy wrote:And they are doing it for precisely some of the same reasons this was done in ancient cultures.
Limiting a woman's sexuality wasn't the only reason. There were at least 2 others:
1. The look of the vagina was considered unsightly. They must have thought a nip 'n tuck would make it look better.
2. Keeps the vagina firm, intact.
Those are at least 2 reasons they did it in ancient times and why they're doing it now.
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