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London mother guilty of mutilating daughter in landmark FGM trial

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By Emma Batha

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FGM is just rank stupidity and brutality and it doesn't matter whether it's an established "cultural" practice or not (which it doesn't appear to be in this case) , it should be banned and prosecuted in any civilised country on the planet.

It's amazing it's taken this long to get a conviction.

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Why is female genital mutilation of a child illegal while male genital mutilation is not?

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Why is female genital mutilation of a child illegal while male genital mutilation is not?

If you're referring to circumcision, it's a fair question.

But there's no version of male circumcision (as far as I know) that goes anywhere near doing the same amount of damage that female genital mutilation does - which is why for females it's more aptly described as 'mutilation' rather than 'circumcision'.

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Feminist groups have been strangely silent on this lately.

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