Two days ago we posted a link to a 75-minute long video presenting some of the findings of the Global Survey on Circumcision Harm. Anyone who believes that MGM doesn’t lead to physical and mental harm needs to watch it.
Having watched the video, Roger Fallon responded by starting a petition to the government – here. It consists of this:
Outlaw male as well as female genital mutilation, equalizing children’s rights
The crime of so-called FGM (female genital mutilation) is often in the news. But why is the mutilation of female children proscribed in law whereas the mutilation of boys is allowed to continue without question? Excepting rare medical cases, there is no rational excuse for this primitive practice.
This petition is founded on the idea that boys and girls have an equal right to a whole body, leaving aside good and proper medical reasons for removing a part of it. The barbaric cutting away of parts of the genitals of infants and children clearly violates this right, as is recognized in the current law against FGM. This petition merely asks that boys and girls be treated equally in UK law.
I’ve signed the petition, it took only seconds, and you need to click on a link in an email that will be sent to you not long afterwards, or your signature won’t be registered. You need to be a British citizen and/or a UK resident to sign.
If the petition gets 10,000 signatures, the government will respond to it. 100,000 signatures, and the petition will be considered for debate in parliament.
Please sign it. Thank you for showing your support for our #1 campaigning issue.