End Female Genital Mutilation in the US - Commission a prevalence report on women impacted and girls at risk

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Susan Lowe
Jul 27, 2020
This is a barbaric assault on girls. It must stop.

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Lois Robin
2 years ago
This is an opportunity to speak out against FGM, a practice I have long decried as basically senseless and extremely damaging. Unfortunate that it becomes rooted in a culture because it must be stopped.

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nick taylor
5 years ago
End this barbaric practice now. Everyone was born equal and everyone should be allowed to enjoy the same freedoms of everyone else.

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nicole brown
5 years ago
Is there a way that this can be corrected by surgery or no? This is a disgusting and sad practice. I am happy to support this because it is for a great cause.

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Lynette Griffin
5 years ago
I am a victim, I am still suffering mentally and physically. I try to pray through these issues sometimes on a minute by minute basis. I'm glad there is an outlet for women there. I wish I could find a support group here. I'm in Lawndale CA now. I'm back to face some issues I have not been able to face the people that did this to me. Yet

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Oliver Williams
5 years ago
I would like to ask why, during all the current worthy discussions of FGM, the subject of MGM, rampant throughout european and western countries, is never mentioned? Using terms like 'circumcision' for the act and names like 'briss' for ritual do not and cannot, ever, erase the utter barbarity of this commonplace practice.

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Nader Kalantari
5 years ago
I want this brutal act to end. Please let me know how I can help and where to sign the petition.

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William Bolton
5 years ago
Practitioners of this barbaric cruelty need to be castrated as they are unworthy to be called men. This is mutilation of what God made and is done in mockery and disobedience of God. Females were made by God as God wished them to be. To do this thing is an abomination before God and makes those that do it to innocents unclean. Such men are in danger of damnation.

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Michelle Habib
5 years ago
Stop FGM!

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Laura Schulman, M.D.
5 years ago
Unbelievably, my (former) gynecologist, a woman from India, offered to "trim" my external genitalia to make them "more attractive." I was horrified! Apparently women are doing this out of some desire to look more "feminine...." as if how we are made is not "feminine" enough, or maybe TOO feminine. This happened in the Southeastern United States, in a town that is predominantly white, Christian, and poorly educated. How many women are so uncomfortable with their natural genitalia that they want to look like Barbie dolls? Apparently enough so that barbaric "cosmetic" surgeries like this are offered by board certified gynecologists!