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Old 07-24-2016, 01:56 AM
 
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Its their culture. Regardless of how much some of the women complain about the practice, they couldn't be persuaded to stop it.

 
Old 07-24-2016, 12:47 PM
 
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Who are we to judge the practices of other cultures?
Well people will "judge" when something involves children and other people in that society who don't have other options. How many girls are allowed to say no to FGM in those cultures?
 
Old 07-24-2016, 03:48 PM
 
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Well people will "judge" when something involves children and other people in that society who don't have other options. How many girls are allowed to say no to FGM in those cultures?
I'd say none are allowed to do anything but submit. That's how things roll in other parts of the world.

Personally I think it's reprehensible, and barbaric.

I'm much more at ease with Western/Euro/US values.
 
Old 07-24-2016, 08:58 PM
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I heard about this on NPR radio today.

Glad to see the practice is on its way out.
Isn't the bold part of your comment pure imperialism?

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Take up the White Man’s burden—

Send forth the best ye breed—

Go send your sons to exile

To serve your captives' need

To wait in heavy harness

On fluttered folk and wild—

Your new-caught, sullen peoples,

Half devil and half child

Take up the White Man’s burden

In patience to abide

To veil the threat of terror

And check the show of pride;

By open speech and simple

An hundred times made plain

To seek another’s profit

And work another’s gain

Take up the White Man’s burden—

And reap his old reward:

The blame of those ye better

The hate of those ye guard—

The cry of hosts ye humour

(Ah slowly) to the light:

"Why brought ye us from bondage,

“Our loved Egyptian night?”

Take up the White Man’s burden-

Have done with childish days-

The lightly proffered laurel,

The easy, ungrudged praise.

Comes now, to search your manhood

Through all the thankless years,

Cold-edged with dear-bought wisdom,

The judgment of your peers!

Source: Rudyard Kipling, “The White Man’s Burden: The United States & The Philippine Islands, 1899.” Rudyard Kipling’s Verse: Definitive Edition (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1929).

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_White_Man%27s_Burden

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They are just a bunch of Africans. They MUST live like us or ELSE!

WE know what is best for them! WE found the light! WE are the best of the best! WE are the salvation of the world! OUR way is the RIGHT way!

BE like US or ELSE!

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Old 07-25-2016, 04:04 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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what a gig these guys have. they get paid to have sex with various women. unlimited supply of women.
sick comment, some of these are children.
 
Old 07-25-2016, 04:07 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Who are we to judge the practices of other cultures?
I think as humans we should have a say and try to have this stopped.
 
Old 07-25-2016, 08:44 AM
 
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It's clear that Antonio has not actually read the article. The sexual "cleanser" admits to having AIDS, and never uses protection. In addition, the practice uses fear to keep women in line and submit. There's nothing imperialistic about wanting to protect young women and children.
 
Old 07-26-2016, 07:26 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Well people will "judge" when something involves children and other people in that society who don't have other options. How many girls are allowed to say no to FGM in those cultures?
And how many boys are allowed to say no to circumcision in ours?

There isn't a culture on the face of this earth that isn't twisted in some way(s).
 
Old 07-26-2016, 09:48 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Snowball7
I heard about this on NPR radio today.

Glad to see the practice is on its way out.
I cant beleve its still happening!

 
Old 07-27-2016, 04:50 PM
 
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I read in the New York Post the other day that he has been arrested.
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