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#31 of 33 Old 11-06-2007, 03:07 PM
 
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I wrote this but haven't hit submit. Unfortunately there's a word limit so I can't write all I wanted. How does it sound before I send it to her?

Ms. Dirie,

I whole heartedly support any efforts in ending female genital mutilation, but I can't donate to a site that downplays the terrible cruelty of routine infant male circumcision by saying that "if genital mutilation were a problem affecting men the matter would long be settled." This is entirely untrue. Thousands of boys born in the US each year greet the world by having part of their penis amputated. A baby boy strapped down, with his genitals crushed and cut by a surgeon bleeds just as red as the little girl held by relatives and cut by the local midwife.

Please remove that sexist quote and speak out against the genital cutting of all helpless, unconsenting children and babies. Even if you can't make male circumcision your fight, at least don't belittle our efforts to end such barbarism.

Thank you!
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I'm sad to say she did not remove the sexist quote that greets visitors when they first log onto the site.

I don't know if my comment was published. It probably was. The guestbook at that site is insane. I don't have time to read 4-5 comments per page, waiting for each page to load.

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I would have been really surprised if she had reacted. She's got her head very deep in the sand as far as MGM is concerned. :

But at least the two intactivist comments are still in the guestbook. There's one from 28.10.2007, 20:40 and one from 27.10.2007, 00:03 (both currently on page 3).

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#33 of 33 Old 11-09-2007, 06:43 PM - Thread Starter
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I would have been really surprised if she had reacted. She's got her head very deep in the sand as far as MGM is concerned. :

But at least the two intactivist comments are still in the guestbook. There's one from 28.10.2007, 20:40 and one from 27.10.2007, 00:03 (both currently on page 3).

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it's hard for me to believe that someone so against FGM and a victim of it wouldn't have ever heard of MGM.that statement is very harmful and i hope she reads the guestbook and pulls her head out of the sand.
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