June 22, 2014

IMMIGRATION BRINGS VIBRANCY TO SWEDEN: Swedish health authorities discover every girl in one class had undergone genital mutilation: report. We can learn so much from other cultures, which have different values than ours. “Of the 60, nearly half of the girls had undergone the most extreme form of female circumcision, in which the clitoris and labia are cut off and the vagina is sewn up to leave just a small opening. . . . A common practice is for immigrant parents to take their young girls to their home country, where the ritual is performed. Most often it is done with a razor blade or a knife, and without anesthesia.”