Female Genital Mutilation.

 My mother told me that  when she was a little kid she overheard an adult conversation in her family mentioning that her uncle had his twin girls “circumsized”; the female genital mutilation like they have done in Africa and parts of the Middle East. I can’t imagine why he’d allow that being that it’s so brutal, inhumane, and barbaric. Maybe they had it done when they lived overseas; they’ve lived all over the world, but I can’t see why he’d allow that to happen to his girls and at the time they would have been really young as my mother was around 6 and they’re about 5 YRS younger than her…

I saw this exact story on the news the other day as well and it’s horrible. It is a widely practiced cultural “rite” and the woman in the report almost died having hers, her 2 sisters and her 2 own daughters also died as a result of it, from bleeding. Others have died of infection as they use dirty razors(used on everyone so it’s not sterile or hygenic and risks transmitting diseases such as AIDS and hepatitis).There is also no anesthetic used so I can’t even imagine how horribly painful it must be.They hold the poor girl down and force   her legs open and she is mutilated. Basically they cut off the upper part of the girl’s “yoo-hoo” and stitch the hole at the bottom only allowing a tiny opening for urine and menstrual blood to pass thru. The idea is to preserve her virginity, as proof of virginity(it has to be cut open on her wedding night as well as again when she gives birth, making it even MORE painful than usual, if that’s possible) and to “prevent” her from becoming a whore or cheating on her husband. I don’t know if it “works” or not but I DO know it’s cruel and horribly abusive.

We don’t even circumsize our BOYS as I think it’s mutilation and unnecessary. I mean, God must have made it that way for a reason.right? I walked by a baby getting circumsized in the hospital once when I went to the nursery to get my first child in the morning . I heard him screaming bloody murder and wondered what was wrong and looked over and a nurse informed me he was being circumsized and I looked over and saw a baby strapped to a board with his arms restrained, the poor thing. I can’t even imagine any loving parent doing this to a girl. I know it’s part of their culture but even so I’d never be able to do it. It’s too horrible and I could never put my kids thru such suffering.

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As well in the news, I would have thought the rescue after the collapsed mall in Elliot Lake would be the main story….but,no, it was about some stupid Euro trash soccer game! Can you believe it? Priorities all wrong again.As for the rescue it finally took 4 days before they went in and by then the 1 survivor that still showed signs of life on Monday  was dead by the time they got to her yesterday. They should have gone right in Saturday night after it happened and if they hadn’t wasted so much time she’d likely still be alive. They were too late.This country sucks and is so inept and incompetent. In other countries in disasters(earthquakes, World Trade Center,etc.) the rescue teams went in right away. Why does it take so long here? It’s shameful.Yet another way we are inferior and lag behind.

3 of my Facebook friends are also being evacuated from their homes due to the wildfires in Colorado and our house burned down 16 YRS ago and it was terrifying and I’ll never forget it. My thoughts and prayers are with these people, as well as the ones with the floods out West here and with the tropical storm in Florida. In Toronto a guy was sentenced to only 6 YRS in prison as well for stabbing another guy to death in a fight yet when a homeowner tired of raccoon’s destruction killed a raccoon he faces 10 YRS in prison! How fucked up is THAT? Why do you get a longer jail sentence for killing an ANIMAL than a PERSON? I swear, this country sucks and the “justice” system is a joke.