Clitoridectomy and female circumcision, practices often labeled as female genital mutilations, are not just introduction the issue of female genital mutilation, a practice encompassing a partial or complete removal of the clitoris, has been a tricky and contentious subject for many people across. Do you know the difference between male circumcision and female genital mutilation here are some of the key points you need to know. Readers debate the merits and ethics of male circumcision in light of a recent atlantic interview about female genital mutilation. Female genital mutilation (fgm), otherwise known as female circumcision, is a traumatic procedure performed on women and young girls, primarily in eastern parts of the world among these parts, it is most common in north-eastern, eastern, and western africa, parts of the middle east, and south. The history of female genital cutting (fgc) and its types by islamreligion a common phenomenon which has been regretfully associated almost exclusively with islam is the various forms of female genital cutting, or fgc although many of those who are involved in this act attribute to.
Although female genital mutilation in africa has gained much attention in the west, it is practiced elsewhere in the islamic world islamic scholars disagree on fgm: some say no obligatory rules exist while others refer to the mention of female circumcision in the hadith. Female circumcision and the islamic tradition while the practice of female circumcision does predate islam, its exact historical origins are unclear for a long time, it was commonly believed that the practice originated in ancient egypt during the time of the pharaohs however, there is no hard. Wait a minute, female circumcision violates islam yes, it does and the fact that this evil practice is female genital mutilation is an ancient practice where parts of a girl's genitalia are removed in it originated in pre-islamic africa and was referenced by the greek geographer strabo during a visit.
Similarly female circumcision is meant to preserve the chastity of young girls by reducing their desire for sexual intercourse a us federal bill, federal prohibition of female genital mutilation of 1995 was passed in 1996-sep section 2733 of the canadian criminal code protects children who are. Department of cultural anthropology author :farnoosh rezaee ahan theories on female genital to better understand patriarchy, the historical roots must be examined the genesis of patriarchy is female 'circumcision' in africa: culture, controversy, and change, lynne rienner publishers. There is a widespread view among practitioners of female genital mutilation (fgm) that it is a religious requirement prevalence rates vary according to geography and ethnic group, not religion.
The various types of female genital cutting (fgc), its geography, and the different reasons it was performed in various societies this website is for people of various faiths who seek to understand islam and muslims it contains a lot of brief, yet informative articles about different aspects of islam. The term female genital mutilation (fgm) is considered by its supporters to be a negative judgment of the act the world health organisation has four classifications [xix] maznah dahlui, 'the practice of female circumcision in malaysia' talk given at women's development research centre (kanita. Female genital mutilation is a classic example of a practice that is proscribed in some cultures, but permitted in others according to cultural relativism, fgm is neither right nor wrong it is wrong according to western standards, but may be permissible according to the values of other societies. All human beings, male and female alike, have the same basic human right to genital autonomy as late as the early 1980s in the united states, some avenues of popular media were promoting female circumcision as a good thing - cosmetic genital surgery that would enhance a woman's desirability.
Female circumcision in islam or any religion is really genital mutilation, with no known health benefits or basis in islamic practice it is a minor surgery in which a small amount of tissue is removed from the area surrounding the clitoris to be clear, it is not required in islam and the practice of. A discussion of the notion that female sunnah circumcision, or type i fgc, has an islamic basis, the female circumcision in islam (part 1 of 2): the history of female genital cutting (fgc) and its female genital cutting is term used to refer to any practice which includes the removal or the. Female circumcision essaysfemale circumcision is one of the more harmful traditions still practiced in many parts of the developing world there has been countless news reports and television programming discussing the horrors of female circumcision or female genital mutilation.
Although female circumcision is not mandated, one tradition of disputed authenticity permits (but does not genital mutilation is anti-circumcision science learns the value of male circumcision circumcision is a redundancy in islam inherited from the judeo-abrahamic culture and religion. The beliefs surrounding the origins of female genital mutilation vary greatly the predominant school of thought is that fgm originated in ancient egypt and then spread to east africa, hence the term 'pharaonic circumcision' coined by the sudanese. History of female circumcision the history of female genital mutilation (fgm), also known as female circumcision has been traced back to the 2 nd century bc, when a geographer, agatha chides of cnidus, wrote about female circumcision as it occurred among tribes residing on the western. Female circumcision—also known as female genital mutilation—is widely a mass media campaign publicizing the risks of female circumcision and the fact that female circumcision is not obligatory for islamic when women's attitudes toward circumcision are examined by selected background.
There is a lot of controversy on the issue of female circumcision or female genital mutilation (fgm) it is prohibited by law in most westen countries since it is a horrendous and cruel procedure that women are forced so suffer in many countries, particularly in north east africa it has a long. The practice of female genital circumcision is a medically unnecessary one additionally, i would like to learn more about other measures, (besides the one mentioned although we had learned about female circumcision in class, i was not aware that any alternatives to this practice currently existed. Female circumcision is a hot topic within muslim circles because of the controversy coming from muslims and non-muslims alike in truth, it would be incorrect to say that female circumcision has no place in islam regardless of whether it is allowed or not allowed simply on the grounds that there.