92 Percent of Married Women in Egypt Have Suffered Female Genital Mutilation

Julian Robinson, Daily Mail, May 11, 2015

Up to 92 per cent of married women in Egypt have undergone female genital mutilation, it has been revealed.

The country’s Minister of Health Adel Adawy said the figure relates to women aged between 15 and 49–and is even higher at 95 per cent in rural areas.

Most females undergo the procedure between the ages of nine and 12 and less than a third of the operations are carried out by doctors, the minister said.

According to Egyptian Streets, the statistics were revealed at a conference examining the results of last year’s Egypt Demographic and Health Survey.

It found that 30 per cent of married women believe the practice should be banned–but more than half were in favour of the procedure for religious reasons.

Egypt has one of the highest rates of female genital mutilation in the world and criminalised the practice in 2008, but it remains widespread.

Human rights group Equality Now revealed earlier this year that almost one in four survivors of female genital mutilation in the world is from the country.

Earlier this year Egyptian doctor Raslan Fadl was convicted of manslaughter and performing female genital mutilation that led to the death of 13-year-old Sohair el-Batea, sentencing him to more than two years in prison.

The verdict was described as a ‘a triumph for women’ by lawyers representing the girl.

In Africa, more than three million girls have been estimated to be at risk of female genital mutilation annually, according to the World Health Organisation.

It estimates that more than 125 million girls and women alive today have been cut in the 29 countries in Africa and Middle East where FGM is concentrated.

The practice is most common in the western, eastern, and north-eastern regions of Africa, in some countries in Asia and the Middle East, and among migrants from these areas.

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  • IstvanIN

    NOT OUR PROBLEM, just don’t let Egyptians into Western nations.

    • De Doc

      It already is our problem, because they are in the West. England is having a heck of a time trying to stamp out the practice, but finding that those who commit this cultural barbarity simply take a trip back to the homeland to have it done. Recently in the U.S. a pediatric physician of Egyptian origin was dismissed from the Mayo Clinic, when his public advocacy for the procedure was made know from an Arabic language religious publication. Somalis are known to commonly practice FGM and they comprise a huge number of Muslim immigrants in the U.S. The are also disproportionately on public assistance, so guess who picks up the bill when things go awry? And as more African Americans take to Islam, we can only imagine what they’ll start doing to their genitals to prove themselves worthy of their newly found religion.

      • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

        As long as they don’t force it on whites, who cares? I encourage it, maybe if they mess it up they’ll render themselves sterile. Wouldn’t that be great?

  • Rob

    So nobody whines about male circumcision?

    • Cheri Rodriguez

      Two different things. With male circumcision, the circumsizee can still enjoy sex.

      • Rob

        How do you know? you are a woman. Also, circumcising reduces pleasure.

        • Cheri Rodriguez

          And I bet you think Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson are women (and real names) too.

          • Bob Wallace

            Rob was exactly right and like a fool you changed the subject. You’ve never been circumcised. It cuts through skin, muscle, blood vessels and nerves. It’s genital mutilation for men.

          • Cheri Rodriguez

            Hey, fool! I’m cut and sex is quite pleasurable.

          • Bob Wallace

            That’s why you have a female name, liar.

          • Smegmaphobes piss me off too!

          • Rob

            Ewww, you like smegma???

          • Rob

            Nope, then man up and get a manly name LOL, you are funny

          • Cheri Rodriguez

            No thanks, FBI agent.

        • Bossman

          Circumcision is more hygienic for men and reduces the chances of infection from communicable sexual diseases. Female circumcision, on the other hand, appears to be a type of female castration.

          • Cheri Rodriguez

            Female castration would be an ovariectomy a.k.a. oophorectomy. Removing the clitorus has one purpose: to kill women’s sexual pleasure so they won’t cheat on their husbands.

          • LexiconD1

            Wow, some or the posters here are extremely clueless when it comes to female anatomy, aren’t they?!

          • Alden

            The purpose is even more to reduce lesbianism in the big harems where the women are not graced by their husband/ owner regularly. It is usually done and enforced by women themselves on their daughters. It is sadistic, gross and disgusting.
            According to American and European laws, it is assault and battery, sometimes bodily injury and sexual molestation. But the muslims get away with it.

          • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

            Whoa, really? I never thought about lesbianism in the harems….ew!

          • Exuberant Auditor

            “Don’t worry! It’s only gonna hurt like hell.”

          • Bossman

            You’re correct about that. I should’ve called it what it really is and describe its purpose. This practice originated a long time ago among the cruel savages of that region.

          • Johann Wald

            Now that is a load of crap and has been disproved. Those are among the lame old arguments that the original proponents of this barbaric practice use to justify it to the unwashed heathen (as they view us). I’ve also read that the original basis for circumcision here in the US was because it was supposed to curb masturbation. Back then, that was considered to be the cause of a whole host of problems such as impaired vision etc. Once again, you’ve shot off your mouth and put your foot in it. Try seasoning it (your foot and comments) with some facts next time. It well be kinder to the palate.

          • Alden

            Circumcision in the United States really got going about in the 1920’s when it became common at least in the cities to have babies in hospitals instead of at home.. A major reason was that the hospital could charge an additional fee for the procedure. It also gave interns a chance to practice handling babies, sterile procedures and a bit of cutting

          • Hospitals sell foreskins to cosmetics companies, as well. Doctors Opposing Circumcision is a good place to read about the very good reasons not to cut a child’s penis without his consent.

          • johningermany

            There was a joke when I was in high school that there was a job opening at the hospital circumsizing babies. It paid 60 skins a week with a chance to get a head.

          • LexiconD1

            Google circumcision and cancer…I think you’ll eat those words.

          • Strider73

            Circumcision is definitely not part of the Mexican culture. Growing up on the border I saw exactly zero circumcised Hispanic males in various locker rooms. The fact that STDs are not rampant in Mexico, Europe or anywhere else that circumcision is uncommon puts the lie to the hygiene excuse.

            So what is the real reason? As with nearly anything else, follow the money. Pediatricians pocket hundreds of dollars for a minute or two of “work.” They funnel some of that loot to the CDC, which puts out pro-circumcision propaganda to keep the cycle going.

            IMHO a doctor who circumcises a minor boy for any reason other than medical necessity is as guilty of malpractice as one who removes a healthy appendix or gall bladder, and should have his license yanked.

          • ElComadreja

            Greeks are also totally opposed to this barbaric practice which masquerades as hygiene.

          • Alexandra1973

            More or less. Women don’t need to feel pleasure to conceive.

            I let my husband make the decision regarding our son, I figured, he’s a man.

        • Exuberant Auditor

          Also, circumcising reduces pleasure.

          No, it doesn’t. I’m circumcized (for the reasons Bossman mentioned), and nothing changed in that regard before and after.

          • Rob

            Where are you from and what age did you get done???? Seems strange to get done at an older age.

          • Exuberant Auditor

            Nevada, and got it done when I was 19.

            You just go to your regular doctor. He explains the whole thing to you, asks you if you’re sure, then writes something to a doctor or surgeon who performs it. I was referred to a cosmetic surgeon. It was done with local anesthesia, and the whole thing costed $2,500. The procedure takes about 20 minutes.

          • Rob

            WOW $2500 for that. How many years ago was that? Did you have problems and that is why you got it taken out??? How come your parents did not get you done as an infant? Did you get your sons done as well. What about your other male members of your family?

          • Exuberant Auditor

            Wow, a lot of question there. I’ll answer some of them.

            – It was 10 years ago.
            – It’s not that costly because the procedure is quick and not that complicated.
            – My parents didn’t get involved at all. It was a personal decision. Those who do it to their kids as infants do so usually for religious reasons, and we’re neither Muslim nor Jewish.
            – I have only one son for now. And I’m not planning on circumcizing him. He can do it by his own initiative if he wants to once he reaches his majority. Same for the future boys.
            – I don’t know about all the other members of the family. But I’m pretty sure my brother didn’t do it. I would’ve heard of it if he did.

          • Rob

            No you are wrong. Many Americans get their sons circumcised at the hospital even though they are not jews or muslims. I know many Catholics and protestants that are circumcised. So are you guys Mormons or what? I thought they got circumcised.
            Did your parents immigrate from another country?

          • Exuberant Auditor

            Again, it wasn’t a religious or cultural decision. It was mine for the reasons Bossman mentioned, and my parents weren’t involved.

          • Rob

            yes I know, but I was asking if your parents are immigrants or not. By the way do you like Harry Reid?

          • Anglokraut

            Who are you? Comrade Questions?

          • Rob

            Yes, do you have a problem with that comrade?

          • ElComadreja

            I’m uncircumcised. I can’t imagine that it doesn’t reduce sensitivity. I’ve heard the denials and don’t believe them.

          • Exuberant Auditor

            Uh, okay.

    • Tim_in_Indiana

      Not the same thing at all; in fact, it’s a distraction from the real issues facing the White people.

    • NoMosqueHere

      Actually some do. Recently, the San Francisco city council (or whatever it’s called) voted on a proposal to ban male circumcision in the city. The proposal failed.

      • George Moriarty

        I also understand that the loonier faction of the EU wants male circumcision to declared as a crime against the rights of baby boys…

    • Luca D.

      Poor comparison.

      Male circumcision is performed generally on new born infants who will not have any memory of the trauma, it is a surgical operation performed in a hospital and has marginal hygienic benefits. It does not render the males incapable of enjoying sex.

      Female genital mutilation involves amputation, has no benefits and is usually done without the benefit of anesthesia at the age of 9 or greater. It renders the girls incapable of sexual pleasure.

      • Alden

        It usually results in infections that come and go for the rest of the girls life, endless oby gyny problems and emotional problems due to the fact that their Mothers are holding them done for the torture.

    • Michael Robert Ryan

      Apples and oranges. What’s commonly called (or miscalled, as the case may be) “female circumcision” is not really analogous to what is called male “circumcision.” The former usually involves the removal of structures far beyond merely the clitoral hood, which is the analogue of the male foreskin. It usually involves the removal of the entire clitoris, which is analogous to amputating the entire glans of the penis.

      Incidentally, the surgical removal of the clitoral hood has sometimes been, and still is, performed on adult women here in the west as an attempt to remedy anorgasmia and other sexual dysfunction. If not effective, the procedure at least appears to be harmless.

      • Ella

        I also read that they decrease the size of opening that can lead to terrible frequent bladder infections and great pain during child birth as furthering complications. At worst, FGM is done for the male pleasures. How am I surprised with the Muslim so-called religious practises.

    • Alden

      A one minute snip by a Dr when you are 12 hours old is a lot different from a horrible torture by some elderly witch, held down, legs splayed, horrible pain for days and infections when you are 8 or 9

    • Ella

      They snip way less today than 30 yrs ago or at least they claim. Plus, it causes less health problems in women. Over half of Europeans males are not circumcised.

      • ElComadreja

        I’ve heard that the mohel used to eat the foreskin. Does anyone know if this is true?

  • Jason Lewis

    My cultural studies professor says that we are not to judge. All cultures are equal.

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    Not our problem, but it does show the nonwhite mentality towards women.

    • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

      Won’t it be hilarious when they take over and force this and all the other anti-woman stuff on the tolerant and Islam-loving feminist women??

      • ElComadreja

        No less than they deserve.

  • Rob

    I know one some Egyptian and they all support Obama. They are not our allies.

    • De Doc

      The Egyptians in Egypt despise Obama, after he pretty much threw them under the bus following the Morsi/Muslim Brotherhood political fiasco.

      • Rob

        Not the eqyptian muslim I know He was surprised that I did not support Obama in 2012.

  • Luca D.

    Absolutely no mention that this an overwhelmingly Muslim atrocity. Gee, I wonder why?

  • dd121

    Nothing that they do in their own country is any of our business. Same goes for Boko Haram.

    • jaye ellis

      Your living in a fantasy dream world.

      Muslims don’t believe in “Countries” – the whole concept of the Nation State is a Western European idea. Turkey is really the only predominately Muslim country that went in for country nationalism. Turkish Nation state nationalists were heavily secular, against Islamic barbarism.

      Muslims will never agree to stay in their own countries if we only leave them alone.

      • dd121

        I was thinking more in terms of our not going over there to rescue those women from the muzzies.

  • IstvanIN

    Here is another point: It found that 30 per cent of married women believe the practice should be banned–but more than half were in favour of the procedure for religious reasons.
    What does this tell us? The MOTHERS go along with it voluntarily. They approve. These people are sick and need to be kept away from our nations.

    • Anglokraut

      The religious reason is marriage; a boy’s parent’s are highly unlikely to approve the marriage to an “uncut” girl. The longer a girl stays uncut, the less desirable she is; this is still a culture that views unmarried eighteen-year-olds as spinsters–a drain on her family.

      • Cheri Rodriguez

        Kind of like Granny on “The Beverly Hillbillies”–always trying to tell potential suitors that Ellie May wasn’t a day over 14.

        • LexiconD1

          Hill people are a whole other culture unto themselves. My Dad comes from them. As a woman, I’m glad I wasn’t.

          • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

            May I ask where?

          • LexiconD1

            Arkansas. In fact my grandfather is buried in a Civil War Cemetery back there. Elkin is the name of the town.

            We also have family in Oklahoma, and Louisiana.

            Of course a lot has changed in the 50 years since he’s left.

      • Ella

        I think FGM supposed to reduce sexual pleasure and also, reduces the risks of affairs by theory. White women used to wear chastity belts when affluent men let for wars. Muslim culture will never mix with Europeans period as seen from histories.

  • DonReynolds

    Would this be considered a War on Women?
    I never knew that so many Republicans favored FGM.
    What? The Egyptians are not Republican?
    Egyptians are Muslims?

  • jaye ellis

    These people really are 8th century, backward savages.

    Still, we have to play the cards we ‘re dealt.

    I’ve had rather good success shutting up pushy, anti White women Leftists with this issue of female genital mutiliation in the the Islamic 3rd world. My line goes something like this:

    “Ok, Ok, maybe we shouldn’t have our EUROCENTRIC racist society – this week we’ll try something else. Implement the laws and culture of a 3rd world society – say…. the Northern part of Nigeria. These are Islamic societies “sweetheart’ so you are going to have make some minor changes, adjustments, like…..

    HAVING YOUR CLITOROUS CUT OUT!

    And you are also going to have to wear a head to toe Muslim burka and be banned from showing your face or speaking in public.”

    I then close with a few complimentary nice things to say about 3rd world Islamic culture – at least they have an effective policy in really with idiot women mouthing ridiculous Lib nonsense.

  • listenupbub

    The takeaway lesson is not that genital mutilation is bad; it is that the people on this continent are the kinds of rabid apes that would do such things to each other.

  • Michael Whalen

    The practice is still popular? With who? Surely not the women.

    • Johann Wald

      Yeah, I was wondering about that too. I think it would have been better stated as “still commonly practiced”. I’m sure it has never been “popular”.

  • Years ago I saw video footage of bantu tribesmen circumcising a little girl’s private parts without anesthesia. They used sharp stones and the process was both unhygienic and unsavory.

    Somehow the little girl maintained consciousness.
    The douche-chills I experienced have not entirely gone away.

    • LexiconD1

      I saw something akin to this, as well. Years ago.

      Unsurprisingly, I remember the statics (which I don’t remember specifically) of the girls who underwent this particular procedure had a pretty high penchant for dying.

      • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

        Pretty horrible, but at least it’s a few less of them breeding.

        • Exuberant Auditor

          Uh, no. That’s not what FGM is about. It just mutilates the clitoris with a sharp blade so that it becomes desensitized. The aim is for the female not get pleasure from sex. But that doesn’t make her sterile in any way.

          • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

            Oh I know, I was referring to (hopefully) botched ones where the person doesn’t survive.

  • JohnEngelman

    Progressives like to blame the West for all the evils in the world. The only complicity of Europe in female genital mutilation is that the European countries did not end the practice when they governed Africa.

    Before the British governed India, Indian widows were esteemed if they threw themselves on the burning pyres of their husbands as the latter were cremated. When the British conquered India they made it a capital offense not to prevent a woman from doing that.

    This practice was called “sati.” When prominent Indians told the British that sati was an old Indian tradition they were told, “In Britain we have an old tradition. Men who pressure women to kill themselves are hanged.”

    • George Moriarty

      I understand that “sati” is still practiced. This together with FGM (which is illicitly practiced in Australia) shows how fragile our white western civilization really is. Then when you have so many whites advocating for multiculturalism do they really understand the dangers such as FGM and every other weird religious practice that they are in effect trying to introduce into our way of life

      • JohnEngelman

        Sati is rarely practiced in India. When it is, it evokes popular revulsion.

  • LHathaway

    Liberals tell the truth, and the moon is made of green cheese, also.

  • JohnnySmoggins

    And yet, feminist icon Germaine Greer is on record for defending female genital mutilation because it would be culturally insensitive not to. The hatred the left have for their own cultures trumps all.

  • Hammerheart

    Can’t wait until our leaders sell us out to Sharia law and they try to take our daughters and wives. Such a glorious future for the US.

  • IKUredux

    Frankly, I’m waiting for the feminists of the West to clamor about this mutilation. Oh, and, I’m also waiting for the homos to complain about their treatment by the uh, he who should not be named, or cartoonized person followers.

    What an fing joke the left is. What an Fing group of schizophrenic a holes. MAKE UP YOUR MINDS! Is it great to be a homo? Or, is it not?(MOSLEMS!!!!). Is it great to be a feminist?Or is not?(MOSLEMS). Hey lookit ass&oles, you can’t have it both ways. Seriously, you can’t. Either it is cool to be a faggot, or, it isn’t. Either it is cool to be a feminist, or, it isn’t. Make up what is left of your minds. Or, the Moslems will make up your minds for you.

    • LHathaway

      How about this one, IKUredux? Muslim’s are such manly-men, they can please their wives. Only those wives whose husbands can’t, don’t to have the procedure . . Those rarest of Muslims wives elect not to have the procedure.

  • Poupon Marx

    “Back by unpopular demand”. Islam, aka It’sLame, the Religion of Pieces, pieces of the body, flesh, missing.

  • Ella

    Feminists will claim that the Egyptians are all white males who do FGM on girls.

  • Checking… nope, I just don’t care.

    • Lexonaut

      But you soon will. Here … Drink this.

  • Lexonaut

    “Up to 92 per cent of married women in Egypt have undergone female genital mutilation, it has been revealed.”

    In other news, 92% of female US college students report having experienced mysterious penetration by unknown forces. It is said by some that this is a direct result of newspapers using the passive voice when describing barbaric assaults on womanhood.