Reading Annotation 7 FGM

Reading Annotation 7 FGM - Reading Annotation#7 November 7...

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Reading Annotation #7 November 7, 2006 Student name : Evan Schweigel Article title : FGM- Massai Women Speak Out Author : Ledama Olekina Article topic and main points : In her introduction, Ledama Olekina describes the current status of the ongoing clash within the Massai tribes of Kenya and Tanzania, between a community that largely supports the traditional practice of female genital mutilation and outside groups who want to outlaw the practice but pay little attention to its importance to local society. Female genital mutilation, or FGM, is a rather savage ritual surgery that traditionally marks a girl’s passage into womanhood and readies her for marriage. These girls risk death during the procedure from blood loss and diseases transmitted from unsanitary instruments, and if they are lucky enough to survive they must deal with the psychological trauma that often follows later in life. Recently, organizations from outside the Massai community have moved to criminalize FGM, which is the entirely wrong approach to stopping
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2008 for the course UGC 112 taught by Professor Barry during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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