So we’ve all heard of Female Genital Mutilation. Its male equivalent is thought of as harmless circumcision. But let’s take the case of South Africa where ritual circumcision has caused the deaths of 919 boys in the last twenty years and hundreds of documented complications resulting in the destruction of a boys penis. These mutilations, for the boys who survive have lasting impacts on the circumcised men they will eventually become.
Lacking the media attention and UN initiative backing the struggle to end Female Genital Mutilation, a group of citizens have created a website spreading awareness of the abuse young men endure at the hands of the community who pressure them into undergoing this savage ritual and punish those who later speak out against their mutilation, even kidnapping from hospitals!
http://www.ulwaluko.co.za/Home.html has compiled graphic evidence of the true nature of Male Genital Mutilation that no one could shrug off, that is, if anyone cared but the media isn’t concerned.
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