Father Gets 10 Years in Jail in the US for Genital Mutilation
"A man has been sentenced to 10 years in jail for the genital mutilation of his two-year-old daughter, in what is said to be first such case in the US.
A US women's rights group described the verdict as a victory against female genital mutilation worldwide.
Prosecutors said he used scissors to remove his daughter's clitoris in 2001.
Equality Now, a US women's rights group, said it was the first recorded case of female genital mutilation in the country." More from the BBC....
In Egypt, thousands of girls are having their genitals mutilated every year and no one is held responsible for this abhorrent crime!! FGM is one of the most rampant problems in Egypt. Not one single direct legislation was stipulated to punish those responsible those crimes against innocent little girls. A crime described as irreversibe against any woman!
I recommend that you read this wonderful post about a "case of an Egyptian female genital mutilation" by Mostafa Hussein. He wrote about a true story about a 10 year old girl who was admitted with post-circumcision bleeding in the hospital where he works! It is a must read blog post.