Friday, June 12, 2015

Islam and the True War on Women

A couple of weeks ago StarTribune had a substantive article on the widely utilized practice of female genital mutilation by many in the Muslim faith.  

For those of the squeamish sort or of a sensitive constitution, you may want to stop reading now and move on to another article.  You've been warned...

The practice usually involves the removal of the clitoris, cutting the labia, and sewing together what is left to pretty much close it off until the husband opens things up again.  Really.

And the practice isn't performed on infants.  It's done on pre-adolescents, and without any kind of pain medication.

This isn't some kind of fringe activity.  In places like Egypt, Somalia, and Guinea, over 90% of women aged 15-49 have been butchered in this fashion.  All in the name of Islam.  In fact, US immigrants from these regions are sending their daughters back to these countries to endure this mutilation.

Despite this, we worry about things like "the war on women" where US women can't get the government to pay for their condoms, among other hardships.  Islam, as usual, gets a pass.

Why is that? 

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