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 “FGM almost by definition is an offence committed within particular cultures.”

“We are clear that the fact that FGM is considered appropriate within such cultures can be of no relevance to the seriousness of the offence. The practice is criminalised by UK law.”

And with that, a British court tossed out a mutilator’s attempt to shorten her seven year sentence for taking a THREE YEAR OLD overseas to have her clitoris sawed off.


And see the reason the judge’s comments went to culture is that the woman’s attorney said you know I mean in her culture I mean it’s absolutely fine to do this to babies! She had to or she’d have been ostracized! It’s that important.

So if it’s that important you shouldn’t mind spending a few years in jail for it. I mean, you must be really popular in your baby clit slitting culture now.

Margaret Soltan, July 5, 2024 10:18AM
Posted in: FGM

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4 Responses to “ “FGM almost by definition is an offence committed within particular cultures.””

  1. Dmitry Says:

    What are your thoughts on a US woman in a backward state leaving to get an abortion in another and returning? Should she be prosecuted?

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Absolutely not. And now that she’s left to get that abortion, she should stay away for good.

    (And of course FGM is illegal in Kenya.)

  3. Dmitry Says:

    I take your point about Kenya’s ban.

    “… she should stay away for good.”

    We may have discussed this previously in some context or the other. Is it that simple when so much else like cost of living, suitable employment, and so on are part of the equation?

  4. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Not everyone can do it, but if you’re able to leave nightmares like Louisiana and Idaho, you certainly should. Remember that these backwaters are not merely about abortion; they are about an ever-growing array of medieval legislation. Get the hell out while you can.

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