In the name of ritual

Brownlee, Shannon; Seter, Jennifer
February 1994
U.S. News & World Report;2/7/94, Vol. 116 Issue 5, p56
Focuses on female circumcision, or more accurately, female genital mutilation (FGM) which is commonplace to women in more than half of African countries and in parts of the Middle East. How the practice has gained international notoriety with the release of `Warrior Marks,' coauthored by Alice Walker; Strong belief by many that Westerners should stay out of other people's cultural practices; Details of FGM; Eradicating FGM in the United States; More.


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