Article Review #1 - Henry Ross AS&RC 205 Article Review...

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Henry Ross Article Review Genital Cutting Shows Signs of Losing Favor in Africa by Mark Lacey The article Genital Cutting Shows Signs of Losing Favor in Africa by Mark Lacey discusses how a movement has been started to try and stop the tradition of female circumcision in Africa. Religious leaders and others have come to realize that this tradition of genital cutting is actually harmful. People are arguing that the cutting of the vagina is no longer the right thing in the eyes of God, but instead a sin. This article specifically speaks about the story of a woman named Isino Shuriye. Ms. Shuriye is an elderly woman from northeastern Kenya who is well known for her expertise as a genital cutter. After many years of practicing this rite, Ms. Shuriye has now become an active opponent of genital cutting. Anti-cutting advocates had been trying to convince Ms. Shuriye to stop performing the act of genital cutting for years. Womankind Kenya had to approach Ms. Shuriye with well-respected clerics to finally convert her. These religious leaders had come to realize the tradition of female circumcision was harmful. By having them speak to Ms. Shuriye about this topic enabled her to understand that what she was doing is a sin and convinced her to stop performing the rite. The religious leaders told Ms. Shuriye that she was required to compensate every girl she had performed the rite on
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This note was uploaded on 10/07/2009 for the course AS&RC 205 taught by Professor Bekerie, a during the Spring '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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