Mothering Forum banner
1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
312 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
FGM in the USA was banned circa 1996. Yet, one thing I can't find is this:

Was that just to prevent people from doing it for religious/cultural reasons or were white American-boen females also getting it done?

Are there any stats regarding FGM in white, US-born women through the years.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
992 Posts
From what I can tell it was not "popular" , but it was performed on some white girls . In most cases because the girl had been caught masturbating and this was seen as a measure to prevent the habit. Note that in the 19th century when masturbation hysteria was at it's height, Harvey Kellogg not only advocated the circumcision of boys, but also the application of carbolic acid on the clitorises of little girls for the exact same reason.

There are a couple of heartbreaking videos on Youtube that feature white women who were subjected to FGM as children, and were courageous enough to tell the story:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QTfrLWfl6k

www.youtube.com/watch?vTx3nGs7mQug
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top