A hard hitting piece of writing from Anne Marie Waters over at Dispatch International on how multiculturalism is preventing the misogynistic abusive practice of Female Genital Mutilation from being curtailed in the United Kingdom.
“Members of Parliament admit that political correctness is the primary stumbling block in ending this horror. In the UK, 66,000 women have reportedly been mutilated, with an estimated 24,000 more at risk. The authorities do nothing. It’s only mutilation after all.
LONDON. Just when you think multiculturalism can’t get any more alarming, or political correctness any more insidious, you read about a young British woman – herself having suffered from the repulsive practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) – who took to the streets of Northampton to ask people to sign a petition in favour of FGM, and only one person refused. In the half hour she undertook the task, she managed to secure 19 signatures.
FGM is about the vilest most misogynistic act it is possible for the imagination to devise. You could put a group of the most virulent woman-haters together in a room and ask them to come up with the harshest form of punishment of females, for being female, and I doubt they would manage to come with this.
For those who don’t know, FGM involves the cutting away of a girl’s clitoris. The clitoris is a bundle of nerves which (primarily though not exclusively) produces sexual pleasure in women. In some forms of FGM, having removed the clitoris, the “cutter” then goes on to sew up the vagina. This ensures that a woman will be a virgin at marriage (because a woman’s virginity measures her worth). When married, her vagina will be reopened using a knife or a blade; by this point it will of course have sealed shut.
It is done because a woman’s sexuality must be controlled; a woman must be controlled. This attack on a woman’s genitals is an attack on the essence of what makes her female. An attack on the female itself. It is intended not just to control a girl, but to make her despise herself; to despise her sexuality and her natural instincts and of course her capacity for pleasure. This is a brutally misogynistic act.”
Ms Waters added:
“Multiculturalism goes right to the top of Government. When I wrote to the Justice Ministry on behalf of One Law for All asking why it is allowing sharia tribunals, dealing with matters of family and criminal law, to thrive in Britain even though they discriminate against women as a matter of course, I was told “we do not prevent people living in accordance with religious beliefs or cultural practices.” They have yet to respond to my follow up question as to what limits are placed on this, or even if there are any limits at all.
What has caused us to be so blasé, so tolerant of this brutality? There are many reasons that can be debated but chief among them must be fear. People have been told over and over and over again that all cultures are of equal value, and therefore all cultural practices must be respected. If you don’t offer the required respect, you will be a racist. Yes, a racist. When the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) finally set up a helpline for young girls at risk of FGM in Britain, as sure as night follows day, they were accused of whipping up racism.”
Read the rest of the hard hitting piece at: http://www.d-intl.com/2013/10/29/british-law-against-female-genital-mutilation-is-pointless/?lang=en
Maybe in the case of FGM there is a justification in being a little bit ‘racist’ or rather ‘culturalist’ about this, because controlling the sexuality of women by cutting off their clitorises and sewing up their vaginas is something that no society that calls itself civilised should put up with. Cultures are not of equal value even though individuals are equal, some cultures deserve to be slagged off. Those cultures and communities that oppress and mutilate women in this way without a doubt deserve all the slagging off they get. Don’t be put off by being accused of being a racist or an Islamophobe, lets be honest and call a spade a spade and an abuser of women an abuser of women. Say no to the States dishonesty on this issue.