Earlier this week I posted a story concerning female genital mutilation and how the politically correct New York Times are now referring to it as “genital cutting” because the term FGM is “culturally loaded”.
As Ayaan Hirsi Ali points out, this is an imported human rights abuse.
This redefining and diminishing of a barbaric crime, which is what it is, is almost as bad as the original act. I suppose when you define it down to simply cutting, there are no victims are there.
What next? Are we going to redefine facial acid attacks because they too seem to have a cultural dimension? What about stoning?
Or closer to home do we redefine domestic violence or rape in aboriginal communities because they are culturally load terms?
And if not why not?
Ayaan Hirsi Ali actually experienced FGM as a child and she gives the New York Times wake up call as to what it’s REALLY all about and not what they, in their super sensitive cultural bubble, imagine it to be.
“….As an African who was subjected to FGM, now living in the West, allow me to help bridge that gap by explaining what we’re really talking about beneath the weasel words ‘genital cutting’.
There are five types of female genital mutilation performed on girls from as young as five years of age. Four of them are unarguably mutilation, and the other is designed to symbolize mutilation. I will start with the mildest.
It is hard for people outside of communities practicing FGM to understand what is taking place. One example that has stayed with me over the years was a woman in the Netherlands that I translated for. I accompanied her to visit an obstetrician as she was having great difficulty with urination and menstruation. She showed the doctor her genitals after being subjected to the fifth and most severe type of FGM with her genitals completely removed. The stunned doctor asked if she had been burned. He could not believe that what had been done to her was deliberate, he assumed it must have been a horrific accident. But, it was no accident.
It’s for women like her that I started the AHA Foundation as a resource to help women and girls who are truly bridging the gap between worlds and cultures. They are living in the United States under the protection of our laws and Constitution but suffering human rights abuses imported from overseas….” Female genital mutilation and what we’re really talking about beneath the weasel words ‘genital cutting’