Niall McCrae is a Lecturer in Mental Health at King’s College, London. He’s just penned an interesting piece for The Conversation, somehow managing to omit that a British political party has for the past three years had the ending of MGM in the UK as its #1 campaigning objective. He writes:
I’m not suggesting draconian intervention, but let the law treat children fairly and squarely, irrespective of gender. Perhaps a specific prohibition of male genital mutilation is needed, but this would not be necessary if the longstanding statute of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 is applied.
Surely a simpler solution would be to make the Female Circumcision Act 1985, along with subsequent amendments, gender-neutral?