Countering myths about FGM/C

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    • Picturing female circumcision and female genital cosmetic surgery: a visual framing analysis of Swiss newspapers, 1983–2015
      Dina Bader

      I will demonstrate that this culminates in a discourse according to which female genital shaping is problematic only if not performed under medical conditions as defined by Swiss society. The corollary to this is a shifting of the object of criticism from what is done, to how it is done, thereby preventing the conflation of female genital cosmetic surgery with the World Health Organization’s definition of “female genital mutilation”
      tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14680777.2018.1560348
      Where have all the foreskins gone
      long time passing
      where have all the foreskins gone
      long time ago
      where have all the foreskins gone
      doctors cut them one by one

      When will we ever learn, when will we ever learn?
    • Und natürlich ist immer das pöse Patriarchat Schuld:

      "SP-Politiker Wermuth fordert Regeln für Schamlippen-OPs"

      Schamlippen-OPs boomen
      Wenn Männer sich "beschneiden" lassen - sagt der Staat "ist OK."
      Wenn Jungen ungefragt "beschnitten" werden - sagt der Staat "ist OK."
      Wenn Frauen sich "beschneiden" lassen und das "Kosmetik" nennen - sagt der Staat "ist OK".
      Wenn Frauen sich "beschneiden" lassen aus Gründen der Tradition - sagt der Staat - "grässliche Genitalverstümmelung, streng verboten!"
      Wenn Mädchen ungefragt "beschnitten" werden sagt der Staat - "grässliche Genitalverstümmelung, streng verboten!"

      watson.ch/schweiz/gesellschaft…geln-fuer-schamlippen-ops
      Where have all the foreskins gone
      long time passing
      where have all the foreskins gone
      long time ago
      where have all the foreskins gone
      doctors cut them one by one

      When will we ever learn, when will we ever learn?