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Reader comment on item: Infibulation: Female Mutilation in Islamic Northeastern Africa
in response to reader comment: REPUGNANT BEHAVIOR

Submitted by Charmaine (Australia), May 29, 2006 at 20:22

Yes, I agree that there are and have been many repugnant behaviors in the west. Consider the gallows, chopping people's heads off et cetera.

But what offends so much about cutting a woman like this is that it serves no other practical purpose but to deny her pleasure. Even the gallows did serve a purpose, barbaric as it was and abolished many hundred years ago when we became enlightened. It deterred others from crime. What does making a woman sexually numb do? Infibulation can ulimately be for no other objective than to deny her pleasure. It is the ulimate and pure act of misogeny. It acknowledges woman's existent only when she is a means to the ends for others:- reproducer, mother, male pleasure source. Thus, woman is an adjunct to life. She is there for what she gives back to it but expected to take nothing.

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