Please join StudyMode to read the full document. Another reason why I stand against female genital mutilation is the fact that I think that female genital mutilation is a strong gender issue leaning in favor of traditional men who want to control their many wives while they take turns to sleep with them, since female genital mutilation reduces the urge for women to have sex. Finally, I say no to female genital mutilation because it passes health threats to its victims such as hemorrhages, shock, abscesses, urinary tract infections, HIV, small benign tumors, etc. Female genital mutilation FGM includes procedures that intentionally alter or injure female genital organs for non-medical reasons.
Women Left for Dead--and the Man Who's Saving Them | Glamour
No longer described as a corollary of war, wartime sexual violence is now rightly understood to be a significant feature of many contemporary conflicts and wars. It is among the most studied types of violence, and lies at the core of numerous United Nations Security Council resolutions, and of thousands of NGO reports and academic publications. However, agreeing upon what wartime sexual violence exactly is, and who are its targets and its perpetrators, is not as easy as it seems, especially when it is men who are targeted. When talking about wartime sexual violence, it is primarily images of raped women and girls, of female victims of sexual slavery, of forced pregnancies or abortions, that come to mind. But what about men who are victims of forced circumcision or forced marriage, of castration, of cigarette burns or of acid poured on the genitals?
Jaha Dukureh, a survivor of female genital mutilation in her native Gambia, campaigns to end the practice in the U. Here she speaks at a news conference in the Capitol in Washington, D. For the first time in the U. Attorney's Office.
During the summer months, while many families take vacations or usher their children off to camp, thousands of girls here in the U. Even more women living here have been victims as children. Before immigrating to the U. But there's no way to know how many women are victims of this practice because they make themselves invisible. The shame runs so deep that girls are taught to never look at or touch their genitals, and most of them have never been to a gynecologist.