August 08, 2016

UN condemns FGM child abuse BUT Western progressives say ban is “cultural prejudice”

David MenziesMission Specialist

Against all odds, the United Nations recently made a proclamation that tosses aside “cultural sensitivities” with regard to one of the most disgusting practices occurring in the world today - female circumcision, a.k.a., female genital mutilation or FGM for short.

The U.N. now rightly labels this odious practice a form of child abuse and wants to see it ended immediately.

Watch as I explain why the “ending immediately” part is easier said than done amid warning signs that certain progressives in the West are apologists for this abhorrent surgery, lest we offend those who still embrace this barbarism.

The biggest danger in the West when dealing with an atrocity like FGM is the cultural sensitivities argument.

FGM is illegal in Canada now but if progressives get their way,FGM won't be condemned as barbaric but rather, redefined as a culturally-sensitive medical procedure that should be funded under the Canada Health Act.

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commented 2016-08-09 17:58:54 -0400
Male circumcision isn’t covered by Medicare so if female was to be, wouldn’t that be sexist?
commented 2016-08-09 08:45:23 -0400
I see abortion as being barbaric and the same arguments were used to push that procedure to acceptable norms. We are devolving as a society.
commented 2016-08-09 02:43:58 -0400
When did we drop to the level where we must rely on the UN to explain to us that FGM is barbaric and should be stopped immediately. If our leaders even hesitate when responding to this barbaric procedure they should be . . . . . (Fill in blank). It’s like not declaring ISIS genocide and then a day later, because of a UN paper our liberal PM leader declares it is genocide. How ridiculous.

What the hell ever happened to common sense and caring and loving for our fellow human beings?

There are no words that can describe this disgusting abusive practice.
commented 2016-08-09 01:51:47 -0400
This is one of the issues where you can see if a left winger is totally wacko and lost. I would think there are many out there who would draw the line at funding this and allowing it.
commented 2016-08-09 01:50:12 -0400
Well any SJW who supports this should be forced to have it done to them. Men or women.
commented 2016-08-08 23:41:11 -0400
I personally have transported a few little girl who bled out from this – makes me think of anything or anyone who is islamic as evil.

There is little that is good that comes from an islamic.

In fact I cannot think of anything good from islam or an islamic.

Evil to the core
commented 2016-08-08 18:52:54 -0400
Mary Auld – don’t kid yourself, it’s already happening here. They want to normalize it and have taxpayers foot the bill. Trudie likely promised the Muslims this so that they would vote for him.
commented 2016-08-08 18:44:53 -0400
IF this ever happens in Canada, that we view this barbaric procedure against little girls as being ‘cultural’……we have truly, truly lost our way. TruDOPE made a statement some time ago, before he was PM……that he did not consider it ‘barbaric’!!!!!!! This brainless twerp is just riding roughshod over Canadians but this will be the last straw as far as I am concerned. The first person to have this treatment should be HIS little girl……see how SHE likes it.
commented 2016-08-08 16:11:55 -0400
FGB or FGM is akin to a man going to a tailor to have his suit altered to fit his body. If his ideology insists the crotch should be tight so be it.
commented 2016-08-08 14:26:02 -0400
The UN knows full well that this barbaric procedure will never be erradicated, and they have to make themselves look good, knowing full well that all the idiots will say what they really wanted to say, indirectly. I don’t believe anything good comes from that evil UN. This is an abuse tactic, to say one thing, and want the opposite!

You hit the nail on the head David, they want us to pay for this disgusting act, so that women do not have any pleasure.
commented 2016-08-08 14:17:25 -0400
I have no use for these new Canadians that insist on continuing this barbarous practice.

If they want to live here then they must agree to respect our laws & customs. I certainly do not want my tax dollars supporting a medical practice of female genital mutilation.

This is barbaric & an insane practice!

Nor do I have any use for our government supporting doctor euthanasia. Our country is becoming very barbaric indeed if we support this nonsense.

Thomas Pratt
commented 2016-08-08 14:13:17 -0400
It’s quite entertaining to watch the progressives squirm when their holy organization (U.N.) contradict their various stances on social issues. We saw this with the Yazidi genocide designation and the amount of yoke on our leaders faces has been embarrassing. It is only natural that such abhorrent practices are viewed by normal people as barbaric, just goes to show how deranged a philosophy such as that of the social justice league has become when they defend anti-feminist actions and practices from the pulpit of feminism.

The two are vastly different practices.
commented 2016-08-08 13:06:33 -0400
Let’s not play games here. There is no need to make distinctions between penile reduction (“circumcision”) and FGM. Inflicted on unconsenting minors, it is wrong on every imaginable level. If I ran things, I would make exception only for Jewish “religious” circumcision; everything else for young males & females would be banned.
commented 2016-08-08 11:32:35 -0400
You are right Jim. The progressive left is now officially evil.
commented 2016-08-08 11:27:48 -0400
If it’s not barbaric, and is indeed “beautification”, JT should consider it for his daughter, and Sophie (if they haven’t already had it done).
And if not, why not? Curious to hear why he doesn’t want to “beautify” the girls in his family.
commented 2016-08-08 11:16:17 -0400
I bet Baby Doc won’t put his daughter or Queen Sophia through the practice of Female Genital Mutilation, even though the practice is not barbarous and promotes cultural understanding. What better way for Canada to show its tolerance towards all cultural practises, than Its Prime Minister forcing his women folk into it as his male paternalistic right. Yet he likely won’t…I wonder why not?
commented 2016-08-08 11:10:43 -0400
Jay Kelly

Read the types of FGM. Describe them to everyone and then tell everyone how good they are and how we should be allowing this in Canada. Go on now. Do your pied piping.
commented 2016-08-08 11:07:58 -0400
A clitoris, nerve wise, is the same as a penis. A foreskin, never wise, is the same as the hood.

Removal of the hood accounts for 2% of all FGM cases. The other 98% involve removal of anywhere from a little bit to most of the clitoris. Many babies die from this procedure. This is barbaric and anti-woman and the fact that all feminists are not going berserk over this should tell you that the new feminism has been corrupted so badly that it is no longer credible in any way. No other way to say it. If we allow this here, we’ve listened to so much PC bullcrap that we have become officially evil.