Friday, 28 May 2010

*sigh*

According to Angry Exile, the strange idea that you can appease those intent on genital mutilation of children by doing a bit of it yourself has made it down under: :
Australian doctors are considering introducing a controversial form of genital mutilation carried out on baby girls.

The Royal Australian New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) says the practice of "ritual nicks" could meet the cultural needs of some women and potentially save some people from drastic surgery.

Although illegal in Australia, female genital mutilation is common among some African, Asian and Middle Eastern communities but has been known to leave some young girls scarred for life when not carried out in proper clinical facilities.
As I said over there, say what?!?

Isn’t leaving young girls scarred for life the very point and essence of this procedure in the first place?

I can’t say it better than AE:
"So, for what it's worth, and speaking as a migrant who's also adapting to the way things are done in Australia*, here's my suggestion. If Australia is such a tempting place to come and live then it must also be worth giving up the idea that one somehow has a right to mutilate one's offspring and accepting the more western concept of the individual being free from the threat of a parent setting about their crotch with cutlery. But if mutilating children is more important then don't f****** come here in the first place, because if you're caught doing it we'll send you away for f****** decades, you sick f***."
Seconded!

9 comments:

Chuckles said...

I think a variation of Sir Charles James Napiers' comments on Sati would be apposite in such cases.

staybryte said...

Chuckles:

Yep, "We have a custom also..."

Kind of related, I saw this gem in the In(sane)dependent today on Australia's changing policies on asylum:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/australia-could-ship-migrants-to-desert-mining-camp-1985076.html

"Mr Howard's hardline measures proved such an effective deterrent that, for many years, few would-be refugees even bothered making the journey."

Uh-huh. Next paragraph read:

"That has changed over the past 18 months, partly as a result of global events such as the end of the civil war in Sri Lanka."

Or indeed partly as a result of a successful policy being repudiated and very conspicuously abandoned. Cognitive dissonance or wilful untruth?

John R said...

Thirded!!

No one forces you to be civilised, so dont go there if you won't live within the rules.

Anonymous said...

If you cause your child to be genitally mutilated you are committing a premeditated assault and should be prosecuted.

Both the parents and the cutlery wielder should be on the Sex Offenders Register.

Brian, follower of Deornoth said...

I don't agree, Anon. They shouldn't be on the sexual offenders register. They should be dangling from the nearest tree.

JuliaM said...

"I think a variation of Sir Charles James Napiers' comments on Sati would be apposite in such cases."

Indeed. As Peter Risdon points out, that one rang a bell for many people.

"Cognitive dissonance or wilful untruth?"

Tough call. It's the 'Indy', so I'll go with the latter.

"They shouldn't be on the sexual offenders register. They should be dangling from the nearest tree."

Indeed.

S.B.S said...

Also the yiddish cock choppers should be up in court.
No genital mutilation should be allowed, only when the child is / has grown up to an adult can they themself make the decision to be mutilated, other than that, parents should be steralised.

Greencoat said...

SBS - 'Also the yiddish cock choppers should be up in court.'

Male circumsion is a minor operation which increases cleanliness both for the man and his sexual partner(s). This is why Jewish women have lower incidence of womb cancer than than their gentile sisters.

By the way, I didn't know Joe Goebbels' grandson posted here.

g1lgam3sh said...

*Strawman willfully missing the point alert*