Rites and wrongs
Is outlawing female genital mutilation enough to stop it from happening here?
Last November, Khalid Adem, an Ethiopian immigrant living in Atlanta, received a 10-year prison sentence for cutting off the clitoris of his 2-year-old daughter. (He pleaded innocent, accusing the girl's mother, his ex-wife, of orchestrating the cutting.) The case, hailed as the first conviction for female genital mutilation (FGM) in the United States, has renewed attention to the practice a ... (Full article: 1558 words)
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