Intersex Surgery, Female Genital Cutting, and the Selective Condemnation of 'Cultural Practices'
40 Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review 71 (2005)
70 Pages Posted: 3 Mar 2017
Date Written: March 2, 2005
Western feminism has represented African genital cutting as primitive, irrational, harmful, and deserving of condemnation. The Western medical community has represented its genital cutting as modern, scientific, healing, and above reproach. When will Western feminists realize that their failure to examine either of these claims "others" African women and allows the violent medical oppression of intersex people to continue unimpeded?
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