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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 12:57 PM
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87. sorry you don't get it
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  -Torture for girls. pnwmom  May-12-11 02:57 PM   #0 
  - I do believe I'm going to be ill. N/t  Bladian   May-12-11 02:59 PM   #1 
  - Ugh...I was hoping this was about a waterboarding game marketed to kids.  Quantess   May-12-11 03:01 PM   #2 
  - I believe it is illegal for a doctor to perorm this in the United States.  undeterred   May-12-11 03:02 PM   #3 
  - Doctors in my city have faced a dilemma with Somalian immigrants.  pnwmom   May-12-11 03:30 PM   #8 
     - I don't see where the "dilemma" is for AMERICAN doctors.  WinkyDink   May-13-11 08:29 AM   #52 
     - No dilemma  WatsonT   May-13-11 04:05 PM   #66 
  - "It was an accident." The fuckinghell it was--on your OWN daughter?  blondeatlast   May-12-11 03:02 PM   #4 
  - More than 80 million women have suffered this torture --  defendandprotect   May-12-11 03:03 PM   #5 
  - ban this and ...  guyton   May-12-11 03:14 PM   #6 
  - The procedures aren't comparable.  pnwmom   May-12-11 03:28 PM   #7 
  - They are BOTH barbaric.  Manifestor_of_Light   May-12-11 03:30 PM   #9 
  - The most recent studies in Africa were very well conducted.  pnwmom   May-12-11 03:34 PM   #12 
  - no the procedures aren't comparable ...  guyton   May-12-11 06:46 PM   #32 
     - One has at least the weight of some science and medicine behind it.  pnwmom   May-12-11 06:51 PM   #34 
        - +1  Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel   May-15-11 10:46 AM   #83 
  - just as a matter of curiousity, how do you compare circumcision with THIS  niyad   May-12-11 05:23 PM   #17 
  - If you'd read the piece, you'd be able to spout off with some intelligence. There is no comparison  blondeatlast   May-12-11 05:26 PM   #18 
  - why do you think I didn't read it?  guyton   May-12-11 06:48 PM   #33 
     - One has the weight of a significant amount of science and medicine  pnwmom   May-12-11 07:47 PM   #37 
     - well ... except that ...  guyton   May-12-11 08:39 PM   #39 
        - But you do minimize FGM when you compare it to circumcision.  pnwmom   May-12-11 09:05 PM   #43 
        - True, what you say.  Quantess   May-13-11 08:07 AM   #48 
           - Female mutilation is not done to babies. It's done to young girls.  yardwork   May-13-11 08:20 AM   #49 
        - yeah....gross. Go ahead and justify it, creep!  Quantess   May-13-11 10:41 AM   #56 
           - wtf?  guyton   May-13-11 02:43 PM   #59 
              - self-delete  Quantess   May-15-11 01:16 AM   #76 
     - Male circumcision has its downside, yes, and I think that the procedure should generally  nomorenomore08   May-13-11 03:54 PM   #64 
     - Grotesque distortion of the poster's words.  sibelian   May-13-11 05:16 PM   #70 
        - Maybe, but *why bring up male circumcision at all* in this thread?  nomorenomore08   May-13-11 05:45 PM   #72 
     - comparing the two is profoundly sick and ugly  cali   May-15-11 10:45 AM   #82 
  - If they chopped off a boys penis  Aerows   May-12-11 05:32 PM   #20 
  - Christ. Every fucking time.  Codeine   May-13-11 02:46 PM   #60 
  - Oh my god! Parents are cutting off their child's penises?  EOTE   May-13-11 02:52 PM   #62 
  - You had to go there...  CTyankee   May-13-11 03:44 PM   #63 
  - fucking sick and sickening to compare circumcision with this. What the fuck is wrong with YOU?  cali   May-15-11 10:40 AM   #81 
  - it is amazing how we women too, are conditioned to embrace misogynist behavior  seabeyond   May-12-11 03:30 PM   #10 
  - right on, sister  Redford   May-12-11 07:50 PM   #38 
  - Does anyone know why this started and why it became so  cally   May-12-11 03:31 PM   #11 
  - Religion  NeedleCast   May-12-11 03:35 PM   #14 
  - From what I've read, it was supposed to serve a dual purpose of keeping girls/women chaste and also  LiberalLoner   May-12-11 04:06 PM   #15 
     - Hmm... I think rape would be preferable.  Quantess   May-12-11 04:08 PM   #16 
  - It is Gods will for girls to be circumcised.  NeedleCast   May-12-11 03:34 PM   #13 
  - Pretty sure God would have made girls that way if that's how s/he intended it to be.  blondeatlast   May-12-11 05:49 PM   #27 
  - I don't give one shit about "cultural sensitivity" or  hifiguy   May-12-11 05:32 PM   #19 
  - It's "cultural" when it's done to women; "abuse" when it's done to men  REP   May-12-11 05:37 PM   #22 
  - Whatever.  hifiguy   May-12-11 05:49 PM   #26 
     - Some of us don't excuse it  REP   May-12-11 05:56 PM   #28 
  - And Kudos to NYTimes for publishing the details despite  pnwmom   May-12-11 06:39 PM   #29 
  - No culture is superior to another. n/t  Rage for Order   May-12-11 05:34 PM   #21 
  - Thank you for making my point above.  REP   May-12-11 05:38 PM   #23 
  - Are certain genitals less worthy than others?  themadstork   May-12-11 05:47 PM   #25 
  - Sure, and if Hitler had succeeded in his aims, his culture  pnwmom   May-12-11 06:40 PM   #30 
  - bullshit  appal_jack   May-13-11 04:29 AM   #44 
  - Says you. Perhaps you'd like your heart torn out by an obsidian knife?  WinkyDink   May-13-11 08:31 AM   #54 
  - Complete bullshit.  Codeine   May-13-11 02:48 PM   #61 
  - Not sure if sarcastic or not  WatsonT   May-13-11 04:07 PM   #67 
  - But some cultural practices are worse than others and need to be changed  LeftishBrit   May-15-11 10:35 AM   #79 
  - oh god  themadstork   May-12-11 05:45 PM   #24 
  - I think a lot of people don't realize that. And how they then  pnwmom   May-12-11 06:43 PM   #31 
  - I did not see any solution mentioned in the article  DaveJ   May-12-11 07:13 PM   #35 
  - There's actually an issue we need to consider in the U.S.  pnwmom   May-12-11 07:46 PM   #36 
  - But proposing easy, simplistic, "RAH RAH USA" type solutions helps no one.  nomorenomore08   May-13-11 04:01 PM   #65 
  - happens EVERY time ... only 6 posts in this time.... n/t  Scout   May-12-11 08:43 PM   #40 
  - Ah, but Scout, don't you know?  Cerridwen   May-12-11 08:59 PM   #42 
  - Oof. Someone upthread asked about the history and I had to google.  Cerridwen   May-12-11 08:56 PM   #41 
  - common? really? I'd like to see some statistics on that.  cali   May-15-11 11:00 AM   #84 
  - they were looking for a 'solution' to masturbation? egads.  MH1   May-15-11 11:56 AM   #85 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-13-11 04:48 AM   #45 
  - It IS disingenuous. I care about FGM, but warmongering Americans crying about it isn't going to  readmoreoften   May-13-11 05:04 AM   #47 
  - it's supposed to make us think that arabs are so backward it's ok to kill  Hannah Bell   May-13-11 12:32 PM   #58 
     - Nonsense. Human rights organizations criticize all kinds of practices.  LeftishBrit   May-15-11 10:37 AM   #80 
        - sorry you don't get it  Hannah Bell   May-15-11 12:57 PM   #87 
  - so start a thread about it n/t  Scout   May-13-11 08:22 AM   #50 
  - Your post reminds me of an abortion clinic protestor's sign.  msanthrope   May-13-11 08:30 AM   #53 
  - If you have an argument that can excuse the usa doing that to even one person...  Bonobo   May-13-11 10:47 AM   #57 
     - What does that outrage have to do with FGM?  msanthrope   May-13-11 07:04 PM   #74 
     - Oh for pete's sake. nt  woo me with science   May-15-11 06:31 AM   #77 
  - Through the magic of false dichotomies FGM is now acceptable!  WatsonT   May-13-11 04:09 PM   #68 
  - ...and via the magic of completely ignoring the content of Hannah's post  sibelian   May-13-11 05:20 PM   #71 
     - Consider:  WatsonT   May-14-11 07:48 AM   #75 
     - her post couldn't be more absurd. should I parse for those who are  cali   May-15-11 12:08 PM   #86 
  - So FGM is okay then?  Starbucks Anarchist   May-13-11 04:55 PM   #69 
  - Gore porn from our resident Marxist, how precious  WildEyedLiberal   May-13-11 05:49 PM   #73 
  - This is beyond SAD!! Like another poster said...  SkyDaddy7   May-13-11 04:55 AM   #46 
  - That is pretty intense. The pain must be horrible. nt  ZombieHorde   May-13-11 09:13 AM   #55 
  - Horrible.  LeftishBrit   May-15-11 10:32 AM   #78 

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