Genital Mutilation in Africa and AMERICA
Genital Mutilation was used in America from the 1860's into the 1960's to treat female hysteria, masturbation, hypersexuality, lesbianism, and "moral insanity". (Unbelievable!) The treatment consisted of amputation of the clitoris or cauterization of the clitoris. Victims of this barbaric procedure were most often younger women, and even younger adolescent women, who had no idea of what was about to be done to them. Their consent was not required. They were simply told, if they were told anything at all, that it was for the best and they would be happier afterwards. Removing the clitoris pretty much destroyed any pleasure they might get from having sex in the future.
Please note that MEN were never treated for male hysteria, masturbation, hypersexuality, homosexuality, and "moral insanity" by the removal of their penis. I'll leave it for the reader to figure out why not. The very suggestion of using a treatment like that for men would probably have resulted in extreme violent reactions from almost every man on the planet.
Female Genital Mutilation - Link to Wikipedia Article
From the article under the heading "Europe and the United States"
"Gynaecologists in 19th-century Europe and the United States removed the clitoris to treat insanity and masturbation."
"In the United States, J. Marion Sims followed Brown's work, and in 1862 slit the neck of a woman's uterus and amputated her clitoris, "for the relief of the nervous or hysterical condition as recommended by Baker Brown", after the patient complained of menstrual pain, convulsions and bladder problems. Later in the 19th century, A. J. Bloch, a surgeon in New Orleans, removed the clitoris of a two-year-old girl who was reportedly masturbating. According to a 1985 paper in the Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey, clitoridectomy was performed in the US into the 1960s to treat hysteria, erotomania and lesbianism."
It was for the woman's own good of course. Ain't they sweet!
This is an extremely taboo subject and not to be talked about. Finding information on it is often difficult. It needs to be keep quiet because of the medical profession's complicity in performing the procedures. Even the sterilization of women without their consent is more openly discussed. That was practiced up to the 1980's in America. Some states have apologized for their adoption of such practices but compensation for the victims is seldom discussed. Male controlled legislatures are not sympathetic.
The doctors who performed any of these procedures were completely ignoring the Hippocratic Oath which states, in part, to "first do no harm." These "doctors" were basically gutting and maiming women to remove their ability to have children and to remove their ability to enjoy sex. Short of killing them, it's hard to imagine doing much more harm.
Compulsory Sterilization in the United States - Link to Wikipedia Article
2-26-19 Tanzania's FGM safe house for girls in danger of cutting
Every December is the "cutting season" in Tanzania, where thousands of young girls are forced to undergo the illegal practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). This involves removing all or part of a girl or woman's external genitalia, including the clitoris, an ordeal that could cost them their lives. In fear of her being "cut" by her own family, 12-year-old Rosie Makore made the difficult choice of running away to a safe house. Ultimately she is taken back to her village to confront her mother about whether or not she will be returning home. Defying The Cutting Season follows the brave and courageous girls fighting against a tradition that goes back thousands of years and reveals the one safe place they can escape to.
2-22-16 Doctors claim legalising some genital mutilation may help girls
Doctors claim legalising some genital mutilation may help girls
Controversially, two US gynaecologists are arguing that legalising milder FGM procedures would lead to less harm overall, and be more culturally sensitive. Should any kind of female genital mutilation be legal? Two US-based gynaecologists are arguing that legalising less severe forms of the surgery could protect girls from more extreme operations, but most ethicists and medics are against the proposal. Worldwide, around 3 million girls every year are subjected to genital mutilation, mostly in parts of Africa, the Middle East and Asia. The practice can range in severity from nicking genitals to removing the clitoris and labia then stitching up most of the vagina. Such operations are now illegal in the UK and US, but Kavita Shah Arora and Allan Jacobs, gynaecologists based in Ohio and New York, say such laws might leave girls more vulnerable to harm by pushing the practice underground. They argue that so far, attempts to clamp down on FGM have not succeeded in wiping it out, and can be viewed as racist or culturally insensitive. (Webmaster's comment: Only in America! A blatant attack on a woman's right to sexual pleasure, a blatant attack on a woman's sexual freedom, by the American medical profession no less. The American Medical Association should remove the licenses to practice medicine of the doctor's advocating it. A doctor must never do harm or advocate harm otherwise they are just like the many American doctors who practiced genital mutilation for the "girl's or woman's own good" from 1860's through the 1960's. (See the Genital Mutilation Pages Abuse of Women Coverup and Genital Mutilation Movies.) This is a travesty of ethics and morality. Anyone who thinks this practice is some kind of cultural or religious "right" is mentally ill should be confined in a psychiatric clinic until they are cured.)
4-24-16 'This is what it's like to pee after female genital mutilation'
'This is what it's like to pee after female genital mutilation'
Some 200 million women and girls across 30 countries have been affected by female genital mutilation (FGM). But how do survivors live with the pain of peeing, periods and childbirth? "The first time you notice your physicality has changed is your pee," says Hibo Wardere. Hibo, now 46, was subjected to what is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as "type three" mutilation when she was six. This means all of her labia were cut off and she was then stitched together, leaving a tiny hole she compares to the size of a matchstick. Her clitoris was also removed. "An open wound rubbed with salt or hot chilli - it felt like that," she recalls. "And then you realise your wee isn't coming out the way it used to come. It's coming out as droplets, and every drop was worse than the one before. This takes four or five minutes - and in that four or five minutes you're experiencing horrific pain."
Webmaster's comment: Female Genital Mutilation
FGM is likely to come back legally in the United States in the new political environment. The new leaders all have an inclination to treat women as objects for their sexual pleasure only. Women's rights and women's pleasure are of secondary concern. So why not use Female Genital Mutilation to "treat" Female Hysteria, Female Masturbation, Female Erotomania, Female Hypersexuality, Lesbianism, and Female Moral Insanity again as we did in America between 1860 and the 1960's. Note that it would "solve" the problems of all sorts of "female sexual aberrations" such as lesbianism, erotomania, hypersexuality, and moral insanity. Two doctors just recently advocated the reintroduction of FGM. On 2-22-16 doctors claimed legalizing some genital mutilation may help girls! Expect many more calls for FGM "treatment" to come back in the next 4 years.
CMM, Child Mental Mutilation!
Speak out against it whenever you hear about it or encounter it!
We at Sioux Falls Feminists are coining a new acronym CMM, "Child Mental Mutilation." Child Mental Mutilation refers to teaching children the anti-science claims that "There is no Evolution," "There was no Evolution," "The Earth is only 6,000 Years Old," "Dinosaurs lived at the same time as Man," "The Earth is Flat," "The Sun Circles the Earth," "The Earth is the Center of the Universe," and "The Earth is Square." Teaching these untruths to children cripples them mentally, often for life. It leaves them incapable of dealing with the real world! There are few crimes greater than the deliberate mutilation of a child's mind. It ranks right up there with physical or sexual abuse of a child, which also often mentally cripples a child for life. There can be no excuse for any of these crimes against children!
Genital Mutilation in Africa and AMERICA