InsideMan have just published this. It relates to the case of a boy born to an Iranian couple based in London.
MGM is at least as injurious to males as one of the four forms of FGM recognised by the WHO is to females, and leads to physical and mental health problems, and all too often death. Leaving aside the issue that FGM (in the UK as elsewhere) is invariably performed by women at the behest of women – one of the reasons there’s never been a successful prosecution for FGM in the UK – what if a father had the least injurious form of FGM performed on his baby daughter, against his partner’s wishes? Headlines like the following would surely be on the front pages of our newspapers:
Father circumcises daughter despite mother’s plea to save her from the procedure
The man would soon be arrested, and would serve a lengthy prison sentence. The mainstream media’s response to this and other tragic examples of MGM? Utter indifference.