Circumcision Versus Female Genital Mutilation
Radio Q&A: Sunday, 28 October 2012, Question 1
In the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on 28 October 2012, I answered a question on circumcision versus female genital mutilation.
Is circumcision on par with female genital mutilation? Many people decry female genital mutilation, but they regard circumcision as the right of parents. Is that wrong?
My Answer, In Brief: Male circumcision is wrong, yet it's nowhere near the horror of most female genital mutilation, which attempts to utterly destroy a woman's sexuality.
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