"That report is not only absurdly biased, it's grossly inaccurate.
77% of the present prevalence of circumcision among adults. The present infant circumcision rate is 55%.
Most of the world does not circumcise.…"
"^^ Female genital mutilation is far more barbaric ^^
WHEN IT IS. But NOT when it's NOT.
MOST FGM affects the hood only (most of the victims alive today are in Indonesia and Malaysia) and in places like Egypt it is done…"
"^^ Removing the foreskin removes the flap of skin that normally protects the head of the penis, ^^
The word "flap" makes me mental. We need to come up with an elegant way of saying this part, while calling it a sleeve. …"
"You overlook that studies have found female genital mutilation correlates with reduced HIV incidence.
You overlook that the most common form of FGM is non-amputating slitting of the prepuce, which is categorically less destructive than male…"
"Absent some myth-based reason to avoid touching the genitals, I doubt that having a foreskin is a liability in any climate. Sterile urine exiting the body flushes any space within the foreskin to a hygenic (health-inducing) state. For…"
Thanks for following up. I'm sorry for using harsh langauge. As a victim of forced haphazard genital reduction surgery I feel entitled to react with every bit the outrage you might expect from an FGM victim faced with someone…"
"Monica I'm utterly stunned at your myopia and insensitivity. About 100 U.S. infants die annually from the medicalized procedure.
But if you want to focus on Somalia, then maybe I can enter into evidence just the Eastern Cape…"
"^^ mother's aversion at handling her infant son's penis in order to properly clean it. ^^
You'd think she'd be averse to that gnarly wound and the feces that got into that.
But an intact boy's genitals…"