Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), likewise known as Female Genital Cutting (FGC) is an illegal and punishable by law.
FGM is a torture to the female as it is widely depicted to destroy womanly dignity of the person cut. There are four types. The women are permanently disfigured irrespective of the minimisations of the cutting at any of these stages.
Today, the public focus is women and girls fleeing wars in their nations. Nevertheless, there is another kind of female refugees.
While some are fleeing as results of persecution of all sorts, some females are running away from the being mutilated.
Feminists’ debates are divided over this topic. Despite strong opposition to FGM practices within several European sectors, many argue about the need to respect the customary pattern of ethnic groups involving in FGM.
What is a crime then? The FGM practices or the persistence of it?
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As soon as David Bowie passed away, while I was still numb and uncomprehending, the internet started to break out in posts calling his video “Blackstar” a satanic ritual.
I viewed it carefully and saw no reason to call it any such thing. The video depicts a simple tribal funeral for Bowie in each of his personae by turns. He is capturing in his characteristic, breathtaking clarity the scary, lonely, mysterious final stage of life: facing the end.
Calling someone a satanist is one of the worst forms of rash judgment and slander possible. Of course, there are conspiracy theorists who have invested their whole adult lives in seeking “occult symbolism” everywhere, and few of them have a clue what they are talking about. They are committing libel, and they need to pause ask themselves why they feel a need to pretend at special knowledge of subjects they really know little about, such as occult symbolism.
Bowie was, in fact and quite openly, interested in the occult for a few years, but that was in the 1970s, and he was searching for truth, and he was never a satanist.
But trolls gonna troll.
I’m making my Conversion page private while I do some work on it. It will be back.
Maybe this shows how much I’ve had on my mind, but I misstated the traditional poultry gift for today. The correct gift is two turtledoves.
Turtledoves are apparently a threatened species, though, and I have no idea how to care for them.
Hello, I missed you all these almost five weeks. I’ve been (you probably knew) extremely busy and haven’t been able to post.
Today is the Second Day of Christmas, also called St. Stephen’s Day and Boxing Day, a day for helping the needy and for giving gifts to employees and servants. It’s the feast day of the first Christian martyr, who was stoned to death for preaching that Jesus is the Son of God, while Saul of Tarsus (the future St. Paul) held the coats of the people doing the stoning.
According to the 12 Days of Christmas we all know, the traditional gift is two French hens, but I’m not planning on giving poultry this year.
I went to Vigil Mass. It was beautiful, of course, and jammed with people I’d never seen before. On the way out I ran into a young man who repeatedly asserted that he had money but wanted our donated food anyway, was disgusted that we had run out for the moment, and began aggressively deriding our beliefs while wandering and cursing around the vestibule. I let someone else talk to him, someone who seems to get a kick out of these situations. I walked out in the freezing rain to wait for a lift.
How was your Christmas Day?