Blog Business Entertainment Environment Health Latest News News Analysis Opinion Science Sports Technology World
A Dark Side of Patriarchy

Now in the world, at least 200 millions of women saw their genitals mutilated.                                                


What is it about? Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a practice that comprises the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia. In particular, the Clitoridectomy comprises the total removal of the clitoris, while the Infibulation comprises the removal of the labia majora, labia minora and the clitoris. The circumcision takes place when girls are still young, up to 15 years old. The practice is not only extremely painful, but represents also a complication for the health. The effects that such practice has on women’s health include pain, long-lasting infections, mental health problems and, sometimes, death.                                      


FGM is a typical ritual of some countries in Africa, Asia and South America. FGM is a tradition and people do not question it: the victims of such practice live in a society that normalizes FGM and those who do not have it are marginalized because as different. Somalia is the most affected country by this practice: 98% of women are circumcised.


What are the reasons for the practice? Behind the veil of the tradition, the very reason of the practice is the control of women: a woman deprived of her sexual desire is not prone to sexual intercourse and betrayal. FGM is just another dark side of the objectification of women and their long-lasting submission to men.


The international community today considers FGM a violation of human rights (in particular the right to health) and the United Nations set the elimination of the practice by 2030.


Share This Post On

Tags: #FGM #WOMENRIGHTS #HEALTH #WOMEN



0 comments

Leave a comment


You need to login to leave a comment. Log-in
TheSocialTalks was founded in 2020 as an alternative to mainstream media which is fraught with misinformation, disinformation and propaganda. We have a strong dedication to publishing authentic news that abides by the principles and ethics of journalism. We are a not-for-profit organisation driven by a passion for truth and justice in society.

Our team of journalists and editors from all over the world work relentlessly to deliver real stories affecting our society. To keep our operations running, we depend on support in the form of donations. Kindly spare a minute to donate to support our writers and our cause. Your financial support goes a long way in running our operations and publishing real news and stories about issues affecting us. It also helps us to expand our organisation, making our news accessible to more everyone and deepening our impact on the media.

Support fearless and fair journalism today.


Related