Our thanks to Pete for this. The patriarchs are to blame, of course. Not only are they forcing their women to have this surgery, presumably through such cruel acts as threatening to cut up their Harrods credit cards, but they’re also stopping their women from doing what they’d much prefer to do, e.g. become engineers, lumberjacks, car mechanics, plumbers, long-distance lorry drivers, sewage workers etc. Bad patriarchs!