Shifting Sands

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Basis female circumcision

The Islamic basis for female circumcision

July 3, 2017 Comments Off on The Islamic basis for female circumcision

Millions of women around the world are circumcised.

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Khafz’ performed for religious purity

Female Circumcision – communities call for religious freedom to be upheld

June 13, 2017 Comments Off on Female Circumcision – communities call for religious freedom to be upheld

Myths and facts about circumcision

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Moral relativism vs judgement

Moral relativism, moral judgements and FGM

April 20, 2017 Comments Off on Moral relativism, moral judgements and FGM

Few contemporary social theorists have shown as acute and political a grasp of social reality as Steven Lukes,

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FGM parties UK

UK FGM parties hoax reached Sweden

March 13, 2017 Comments Off on UK FGM parties hoax reached Sweden

Sara Johnsdotter and Birgitta Essén

In December 2016, several news media (for example, BBC News and The Independent) reported that midwives were being flown into the country to attend “FGM parties” on British soil.

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FGM UK. Prevalence

How prevalent is FGM in the UK really?

February 15, 2017 Comments Off on How prevalent is FGM in the UK really?

Matthew Smith

Monday Feb 6th was apparently FGM Awareness Day,

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Clitoral pricking/FGM

The FGM panic is a danger to women

February 7, 2017 Comments Off on The FGM panic is a danger to women

Crusaders are turning African migrants into objects of suspicion.

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FGM can be meaningful

Anthropologist explores decline of FGM in Ghana

December 9, 2016 Comments Off on Anthropologist explores decline of FGM in Ghana

In the global campaign against FGM, many activists aggressively condemn cutting while depicting it as an intractable problem. 

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Anti-circumcision zealotry

The bigotry of the anti-circumcision zealots

November 22, 2016 Comments Off on The bigotry of the anti-circumcision zealots

ESSAY: Today’s campaigning against circumcision is so dogmatic and intolerant it makes the old religions look enlightened in comparison.

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FGM experimental stats

The mists begin to clear on FGM statistics

October 10, 2016 Comments Off on The mists begin to clear on FGM statistics

Readers may recall that I have long been interested in trying to unpick the data on female genital mutilation in the UK.

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Gross-out feminism

Gross-out feminism is just plain gross

October 7, 2016 Comments Off on Gross-out feminism is just plain gross

The new feminism’s focus on the body is a step backwards.

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