Having just watched a bunch of very earnest and well-meaning women on the news, I am at near-incoherent frustration at the sheer hypocrisy of the Western world.
In the 1980s I was heavily involved in the campaign to stop the mutilation of puppies under the guise of “conformity to norms” – docking and lopping. Why? Well as a reasonable and compassionate human being I felt that chopping bits off new-born animals was unfair and cruel. There was no medical reason for it, just fashion and “right-thinking”.
I still feel the same but my compassion extends to human babies BUT I mean all babies, male and female. If these liberal do-gooders are going to get their knickers in a knot about young girls being mutilated, why aren’t they doing the same for baby boys? Can anyone explain to me why, in the name of common humanity, we allow different races and religions to hide behind the “It’s our culture” excuse to take a blade to their genitals?
Isn’t it time we got together, as we did back then and say “Enough. Barbarism and cruelty has no place in our world, not for religion, not for “everyone does it”. We stop it now.”