Saturday, July 20, 2019

Out of the Darkness: Female Genital Mutiliation Essay -- Womens Righ

Since the 1790s, women have been struggling to overcome the confines imposed on them by dominant patriarchal societies. (Andrea and Overfield 257). Much advancement has been made as women have continued to bring to light their views and ultimate demand for equality with respect to their male counterparts (Andrea and Overfield 260). Despite how far they have come, feminist today find themselves combating the violation of women’s rights regarding the cultural tradition of female circumcision, which some feel is more appropriately referred to as female genital mutilation (FGM) (Johnsdotter and Ensà ©b 30). Millions of women and children have been and continue to be subjected to the barbaric act of FGM, which not only leaves their bodies disfigured, but carries lifelong significant health risks and in some cases even ends in death (Morrison 125, 128). After researching a multitude of documents and case studies regarding the practice of FGM, it is evident that feminist are war ranted in their alarm and even disgust, when faced with the knowledge that this practice is continuing to be uph...

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