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June 24, 2013

Female genital mutilation.

OK, that does it.  I am sick of this shit.  I am weary to the bone.  I am tired of listening to the pathetic excuses of accomodationists and the whines of people afraid to confront wrongdoing in the name of some sort of misguided cultural universalism.  They make me want to throw up.

To be clear – I understand that not all Muslims are some sort of sick, twisted religio-cultural nutbags who are so wrapped up in their insane magical world that they are willing to cut pieces out of their children in the name of their make-believe deity.  I have nothing but respect for those who have at least seen their way through the more warped, bizarre, and cruel historical aspects of their religion and have sought to end practices like genital mutilation, in the same way I have respect for Christians who have seen their way through the more warped, bizarre, and cruel historical aspects of THEIR religion and have sought to end practices such as discrimination against minorities, slavery, the subjugation of women, and bias against LGBTQ.

If your personal religious belief does not include the above practices and beliefs, you have my personal thanks, the thanks of the 21st century world, and should be proud of yourself and your religious beliefs for being open to modification.

The rest of you can fuck off.

But I am not actually writing today about the sick pieces of filth who can actually wrap their brains around the concept of going after their children with razor blades, scissors, and carving knives in the name of and for the sake of their idea of religion.  No.  I understand completely – every religion has its fruitcake, dumbass, morally twisted minority.  Roman Catholicism has its insane coverups of decades worth of child molestation.  Many Southern Baptists still think that women are subservient to men.  Orthodox Jews in Israel spit on and harass women in the streets. Even relatively benign organizations such as the United Methodist Church discriminate against the LGBTQ community.

No, what I am talking about here is accommodation.  That idea that somehow we ought to leave the perpetrators of such horrible activities alone, either because of some weird idea that such heinous activities are OK because they are part of some cultural framework, or because its just easier and less disruptive to let them keep doing it than it is to make an effort to stop it.

Here’s the article that got me started today.  First let me say “good for you Britain” for at least taking some steps to end the horrible practice abroad.  But seriously – WTF?  Twenty-thousand children at risk for female genital mutilation?  One-hundred-forty-eight cases on record and not a SINGLE prosecution or child placed in the child protection register?

To quote a Home office spokesman cited in the article:

“There is no justification for female genital mutilation. It is child abuse and it is illegal.

“We are absolutely clear that political or cultural sensitivities must not get in the way of preventing and uncovering this terrible form of criminal activity. The law in this country applies to absolutely everyone.”

It’s clear.  It’s simple.  It’s child abuse.

It isn’t some case of religious freedom.  It’s child abuse.

It isn’t a matter of respect for cultural traditions and activities.  It’s child abuse.

It isn’t something that we should turn a blind eye to for fear of upsetting some group – particularly not a group of violent, blood-soaked sickos more concerned about their primitive religious doctrine than the welfare of their children.

It’s child abuse.

And it’s child abuse that has been going on, in spite of it having been illegal since 1985, because the people who are in charge of stopping it have been turning a blind eye rather than upset the various communities of mutilators.

So to the British Home Office, and those who are working diligently to end the practice of FGM worldwide, my thanks, my gratitude, and my praise for whatever its worth – you are fighting a good fight, and one that needs to be fought.

To those who have turned a blind eye to it in Britain, to those who talk of accommodation, to those who make excuses for the practice, who make excuses for its practitioners, who make excuses for allowing it to continue – two she-bears for you.  Two she-bears armed with scissors, razor blades, and carving knives.

Female Genital Mutilation instruments.

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