Sunday, January 20, 2008

A wrong rite

According to a foundation that performs over 200 female circumcision's (I would rather call it mutilation) each weekend in Bandung Indonesia, there are three “benefits” to circumcising girls.

- “One, it will stabilize her libido,”
- “Two, it will make a woman look more beautiful in the eyes of her husband.
- Three, it will balance her psychology.”


A report of this deplorable practice in Indonesia and a slideshow here.

It is now reported that this horrifying procedure is slowly gaining a quiet following among newly arrived immigrants in the US and England.

Picture courtesy: The New York Times.

4 comments:

dan said...

I am a pretty hardened NYC male approaching 40, and those photographs are difficult to look at.

Sunil said...

The very fact that these photos were hard to look at made me want to shout out - that - 'there was something wrong with this rite'...

Looking at photos and writing is one thing, I guess... Going through it would be another....

Thanks for coming by and sharing your thoughts.

Sindhu Gangadharan said...

Oh my God! This is just horrifying!
Sindhu.

Sunil said...

Sis,
Yes, this is terrible...