Saturday, July 21, 2018


10-year-old Somali girl dies after female genital mutilation
Excerpt: About 98 percent of women and girls in the Horn of Africa nation undergo female genital mutilation, according to the United Nations. While Somalia's constitution prohibits the practice, Mohamed said no laws have been enacted to ensure that those who perform the circumcisions are punished. Lawmakers are "afraid of losing their political clout among the all-powerful conservative traditional and religious groups bent at retaining the practice," she said. (It's not child abuse. It's their culture. ~Bob)

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