The Cruel Cut: Violence Against Women

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The reaction that women also commit violence against women is a counter argument against the notion that women are unjustly facing violent discrimination in society. In this course we talked about FGM (female genital mutilation) and honour killings as examples of woman on woman violence. Though women do play important roles in both of these acts of violence, I think the cause is bigger than any one sex. This counter argument is not a relevant one and is problematic because it does not negate the system that promotes violence against women nor the cultures that permit these violent acts to continue. In the documentary “The Cruel Cut”, the narrator and several guest speakers talked about their experiences with FGM and how the actual act was

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