Creative | Posted by JessicaMc on 05/13/2011
Vaginas and clitorises and lips,
cut to pieces, ripped open,
stitched up, closed up,
torn apart like dispensable junk.
Hanging bits of flesh
falling to the ground
and blood-soaked thighs trembling,
shaking in anguish.
Smell the dehumanization,
taste the mutilation:
metal, tears, blood, dirt, and sweat
between your lips,
A vagina, treated worse than a toilet:
things shoved up there, seized out,
forced in: sharp knives, rough hands,
oiled guns, splintered brooms,
metal handles, thick rods, angry fists,
broken bottles, bruised egos,
men’s patriarchal muscle hanging
from their legs thrust in.
Females from the equator
to the prime meridian
hold back, embarrassed –
believing what we’re told:
our vagina needs to be
pink and pretty, like a petunia
and smell like one too –
no imperfections: no knicks, …
Feminism | Posted by Ashley P on 07/9/2010
Female Bodies and Female Genital Mutilation: There is No Room for Compromise
Apparently, parental request for altering their young daughters’ genitalia had reached the magnitude to which the American Academy of Pediatrics issued their policy statement in April condoning and introducing the implementation of a “mild” procedure where a girl’s clitoris could be “nicked” in order to satisfy a certain element of “cultural sensitivity.” Recently, however, the AAP has withdrawn the policy statement made in April and have since reverted back to the their initial stance as deeming any altering of the female genitals “unnecessary”. However, the fact remains our AAP felt compelled to compromise in the realm of Female Genital Mutilation.
Female Genital Mutilation is not an issue of cultural differences, nor should it be observed as one. In reality, FGM is an inhumane, cruel, and botched exertion of …