Here's a thought-experiment: Suppose that some immigrant culture or new religion decided to perform COMPARABLE FGM in the USA or Israel - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Alfie
    • 25.11.13 | 21:33 (IST)

    Suppose they decided to trim the clitoral hood and labia in newborn girls. Not clitoridectomy, not infibulation, but just a little trim and tidying up, without an anesthetic. They would remove an comparable amount of tissue as in the male, naturally (an adult prepuce is pretty big, however). How would Americans or Israelis react? You cannot blame Europeans for reacting similarly to make circumcision. There needs to be a gender-neutral, culture neutral standard for slicing bits from children's bodies. I don't care what your standard is, but it must be non-discriminatory, and it cannot grandfather-in old practices.

    from the article: Europe's shudder at circumcision
    First published 17:24 20.10.13 | Last updated 17:24 20.10.13
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