What Is FGM?

Have you had enough gossipy shit yet?

Sunday and I am working in the orchard bringing in the Satsumas…….the tangerines will be ready next month…….yesterday my better half and I had breakfast at that place with the “arches”….2 bacon, egg and cheese biscuits, 1 sausage and egg biscuit, 2 hash browns and 2 small OJs…..price $17.49….later I picked up  my pain meds from a local druggist cost….$17.54….what does that tell you?

I was at a local coffee shop with my granddaughter….she was doing some ‘net surfing and I was enjoying a fine cup of Blue Mountain…..

In the table next to us were 3 older ladies…..60’s maybe 70’s….they were talking and laughing but then one brought up a subject that made me stop and look at the door (as not to let on that I was eavesdropping)……

This one lady said that her daughter asked her if she had heard of “female gentle mutilation”?  Apparently my granddaughter heard the comment also for she gave me her WTF? face……..I was about to smile when I realize that even though she had misspoke…how many people in this country are aware of what this procedure is all about?

FGM, or cutting, as it is also sometimes known, is the removal of the external female genitalia. The procedure has no health benefits, but can cause great harm and serious health complications for those who undergo the procedure. Besides causing severe pain, the practice has immediate and long-term consequences for the health of women and girls, including complications during childbirth, which could endanger the lives of both mother and child.

Source: Senegal: Breaking the cycle of FGM | Al Jazeera English

This is a horrible thing to do to a young woman…..while the older ladies term was a bit humorous….there is NOTHING humorous about this procedure……I hope this well give my reader a little knowledge about this despicable practice.

It is exhausting trying to be informative…..tee hee….

I hope everyone has a good Sunday and I will be back to form tomorrow….that is the internet provider is up to it…..

5 thoughts on “What Is FGM?

  1. Since it’s Sunday, I won’t write the 10,000 or so words I might otherwise have done, as this subject is one that strongly stims my sense of outrage. That’s probably too much for a comment, so, I’ll merely echo your own expression of disgust over the practice, & let it go at that.

    Great opening paragraph, too… A good question, also worth a lot of discussion; another time, also.

    Have an otherwise great weekend, for what remains, brother

    All I can think of is from one of the revolution posters in the 60’s: “Free Our Sisters, Free Ourselves.”

    Be well. That’s an order, trooper.

    gigoid, the dubious

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