Men and women are born to live alongside one and another and they are obliged to collaborate in order for a particular society to achieve prosperity and long-term unity. In ancient time, men held most of the higher positions, and thus, women had to endure living under harsh unjust social discrimination. In present days, due to massive demonstration and revolution, women have gained most of their rights back. As a result, bizarre cultural practices like foot-binding have been banned. Sadly, female genital mutilation, partial alteration of the female genital for “non-medical reason” (WHO, 2014), is still being practiced in many countries, especially those in Africa. Does this practice constitute problems? Should it be banned? In my opinion, female circumcision should be abolished for three reasons. First, genital mutilation is inhumane and barbaric. Women, even the youngest one, have to go through this utterly unbearable pain and disgrace practice (UNICEF, 2013). It is all about limiting orgasm and causing pain. In figure, 133 million women across 27 countries whose ages are between 0-15 have to endure having their genital altered (UNICEF, 2014). Moreover, the plight of the victims of this harmful practice is unimaginable. Genital mutilation is done using a sharp razor blade with no anesthetic. In most regions, the procedure of genital circumcision takes place with the female being fully conscious. The pain is excruciating and, sometimes, this practice leads to severe bleeding, leading to death. It continues to make their lives a misery and keeps them up night after night. In short, mutilating female genitals is unacceptable and is considered as cruel and inhumane for it causes women a life time of pain. Second, female genital mutilation is a violation of women’s rights. This practice bind women from receiving rights such as physical and mental satisfaction, freedom from violence, health standard, freedom from sexism, and freedom from torture. Women are...
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