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    Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting Humane or Inhumane Introduction In the United States we seem to not worry about Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting also known as FGM, because in our religious society we don’t see a need nor condone such acts. Truth of the matter is some cultures see the act of cutting or mutilating females genitals as a norm or necessity. In underdeveloped countries the usage of such act are so normal that they don’t view it as being barbaric or dangerous like we would here in the US. There has been known acts of Female Genital Mutilation by immigrants here in the US, who have fled their country but still keep their countries practices and views. These unlawful procedures have so many unhealthy risk and side effects…

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    The Price for Beauty, For Someone Else’s Pain Female Genital Cutting, FGC, is the practice of partially or completely removing the external female genitalia. FGC is also commonly referred to as Female Circumcision, Female Genital Mutilation, and Forced Female Circumcision. It is estimated that more than 200 hundred million women are recipients of this tradition (WHO). The external female genitals include the labia majora, labia minora, clitoris, vaginal opening, and the urethra (Marshall).…

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    Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), also known as female circumcision, is a practice in which all or part of the female genitalia is removed. It is a tradition that dates back thousands of years, and while there is no known origin, it is alleged to have derived from ancient Egypt, pre-Islamic Arabia, and ancient Rome (Lee and Strong 20). In some regions today, it still remains a large part of the culture as a rite of passage for women into womanhood, as it is linked to marriageability and…

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    Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) is a cultural practice that removes part or all of the female external genitalia. FGM/C can also be an injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons (“FGM”). FGM/C usually is performed on a female child between the ages of four and eight years old (Costello 2). In other cases this procedure is done during the 1st week of life, at prepuberty or just before marriage (Costello 2). FGM/C is dehumanizing and should be stopped. Culturally it may…

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    Female Genital Mutilation is a controversial traditional practice that has harmed, and continues to harm, many girls and women. It “is defined as any procedure ‘involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia without medical reasons.” (Andersson, Rymer, Joyce, Momoh, & Gayle, 2012, p. 1606) To begin this essay, I will discuss where this is happening and the different types of FGM. Second, I plan to focus on why this practice still exists, and the harmful effects. Next, I…

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    Female circumcision, genital cutting, and female genital mutilation all describe the same cultural practice, but each has its own connotation. When journalists attempt to inform readers upon this practice, there are personal assumptions and connotations that, if not addressed properly, perpetuate an ethnocentric point of view. In this paper, I compare and analyze two American newspaper articles: the daily Minneapolis/St. Paul Star Tribune’s “Minnesota Somalis see chance to lead fight against…

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    Genital Mutilation A 5,000 year old trend that is still practiced in more than 28 African countries and has been debated for more than three decades is Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The World Health Organization has estimated that over 100 million girls have fallen victim to this practice and around three million girls will undergo this “procedure” every year. Of all of the countries in the Middle East and Africa that still hold true to this tradition, 95% of girls from those countries have…

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    talks about some regular misguided judgments about female genital cutting, including the possibility that men compel ladies to experience the method. There are some normal confusions around FGC, like the conviction that it is forced on ladies by men. Elderly ladies regularly do proceed with the propensity. I thought African young ladies were held down and butchered without wanting to, yet some of them openly and cheerfully take an interest in the custom. I thought groups would absolutely…

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    The War on Female Genital Mutilation The term “Social Injustice” is often referred to as the mistreatment of a group of people. Police brutality, the One-Child policy in China and human trafficking are just a few of many. Social Injustice can happen anywhere and anytime. It has on effect on everyone in some way. Whether it happen halfway across the world or nearby, it still has a negative impact on everyone. There has always been debate over US involvement in other country’s social injustices…

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    It is widely known to take place in mid-eastern countries such as the UK, Egypt and 28 African countries. The group at risk for this procedure are girls, ages ranging anywhere from birth to 12 years of age and is usually done by someone with no previous medical experience. It is seen as a transition from child to adulthood. The extent of FGM differs from each type. Type 1 is a Ciltoridectomy: the removal of the Clitoris. Type 2 is called Excision: the removal the Clitoris and removal of Labia…

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