Friday, May 09, 2014

A Cut Short Vagina Monologue

This is a flower that looks similar to a vagina:

This is something else entirely (h/t PG):

Female genital mutilation parties being held in UK, MPs told

Health professionals tell committee that 'cutters' are flown into Britain for events at which up to a dozen girls may be mutilated, 6 May 2014

The Commons home affairs select committee has heard that "cutters" – often older women – are flown into Britain for the events, at which as many as a dozen girls may be operated on.

Janet Fyle, of the Royal College of Midwives, said that by the time the authorities could be alerted, the cutter would have left. "By the time the girls are cut, the woman 'cutter' is on her flight back to the country she came from. We can't go after the cutter. We don't know who she or he is. The parents have to be held responsible," she said.

Professor Janice Rymer, of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, shared Fyle's belief that FGM was happening in Britain. Asked about its scale, she said: "We have no idea. We have no data but I am sure it is happening in this country."

The MPs also heard evidence that 75 to 80 women were undergoing FGM reversal operations in Britain each year.


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