Just A Snip. Now Overreact.

The Case Against Intactivism

I have two blog posts planned for the night.  I think I’ll go ahead and start on one of the most ridiculous claims put forth by intactivists.  One that’s roundly mocked by pretty much anyone with two braincells to rub together.

There’s an oft-posted blog about  a baby girl from Malaysia’s circumcision.  In the blog, photos of the baby girl are shown, and then a couple of photos of the almost invisible piece of tissue removed from her clitoris.  Is it something I’d do, or enjoy or necessarily support?  No.  But you can’t tell me that taking a piece of flesh smaller than this hyphen (-) is worse and more damaging than what’s done to a boy during circumcision.  You also can’t tell me that a clitordectomy,  the most common form of female genital cutting (which involves the removal of all or part of the clitoris, eliminating about 75% of…

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About Ayanna Nahmias

Ayanna Nahmias was interviewed on Radio Netherlands Worldwide program titled 'The State We’re In,' about her life in Africa and her determination to transcend her past. She started the Nahmias Cipher Report to provide information to readers about life in emerging economies, and to provide alternative insight into the challenges faced by women and children living in these countries. The blog features stories from around the world to inspire other people to persevere and triumph in the face of great adversity. She blogs about current events in emerging economies, international politics, human rights abuses, women’s rights and child advocacy.

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5 Comments on “Just A Snip. Now Overreact.”

  1. koolnews Says:

    So clear, yet so far for Westerners to grasp the horrors of FGM


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