Ok, so let’s start by giving a broad description of the definition of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) also known as Female genital cutting or Female circumcision as “all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons”. (You can click on FGM highlighted in blue to view details & recent statistics about the topic).
I can’t truly recall my motive for writing about FGM, at least this is how I like to justify my hesitation to post this article you are reading now which was sitting on my desktop for two weeks… considering the impact or effect that written articles about FGM would have in the real world. Not to mention the fact that I wondered if such cultures and people engaging themselves in similar sick practices, know how to read or care about reading or education in the first place… treating themselves in the dark tribal slums of ignorance which is mindlessly infected with different types of destructive traditions affecting society & women in particular till this very day!!!
I happen to believe (lolz) that carefully “installed” religious beliefs/rituals typically play a major hidden role in perpetuating the problem… however, I’d rather not write about it in further detail following the clever advise provided in the Holy Quran “And be not cast by your own hands to ruin” 2:195, hence, I leave it to you to ponder this subject freely from your own frame of reference or points of observation or even religious views for all I know (good luck).
I try to stay updated about the heroic efforts taken by countless remarkable individuals in different parts of this mad world we live in, to combat such terrible practices violating the basic human right of millions of women to feel or enjoy the process of sex which happens to be one of the most basic human instincts… covering it by their stupid use of supplication terms such as “shame” or “disgrace” which is limited to females only in most middle eastern or families or societies with strict Islamic belief systems. Nevertheless, after going through a lot of extensive research; I can now say that I didn’t find any solid evidence in Holy Scriptures or prophetic guidelines in all Monotheistic belief systems that give in to such horrible crimes against women & young girls.
The below video captions demonstrate incredible heroic efforts of individuals who decided to challenge FGM along with the disastrous effects that it brings to the lives of thousands if not millions of women every day.
Ziyad Matar (Z Rain)