I was living in Victoria, B.C. when I first learned of female genital mutilation. One wonders at a culture that would remove a clitoris. What is the purpose? The clitoris is the point of excitement for a woman. Yes, vaginal penetration, executed properly can achieve orgasm, but it is the clitoris that stimulates and excites. Why would a society/culture want to deprive women of that pleasure?
Female sexuality is a powerful energy. Are men in these cultures so afraid of their masculinity that they are unable to accept a woman who they can truly pleasure? Once the clitoris is removed, a woman becomes merely a receptacle for the male satisfaction. What is this? What does it say about the men?
I was thinking about veganism today. And that the vegan diet is largely justified by the fact that a non-vegan diet requires slaughtering of the male babies, and I wondered if patriarchal domination in the human species is a natural retaliation of our predominantly meat-based and dairy diet that requires the slaughtering of male babies: eggs. dairy. I wondered if slaughtering of male babies in the dairy industry is balanced by the patriarchal domination in the human world. I wondered if we didn’t kill male calves and male chickens (roosters) if our human society could be more balanced.
- Two Roosters and a Hen (cogint.wordpress.com)
- Female Genital Mutilation: A New Fad in Town (koolnews.wordpress.com)
- What Is Female Genital Mutilation? (medicalnewstoday.com)
- UN Concert on Female Genital Mutilation or Cutting (maryferreira.wordpress.com)
- Liberian journalist threatened for reporting on genital mutilation in Liberia (femination.wordpress.com)
- Female Genital Mutilation -What You May Not Know (afriqtalk.wordpress.com)
- Canadian doctors say female genital mutilation is a human rights violation (canada.com)