> It's very sad what those women must go through b/c the men
> want to keep them "in their place"
In almost all these countries is the WOMEN who are the strongest proponents of infibulation and it's the WOMEN who do the infibulation. It's a woman thing.
> Still, I don't think male and female circumcision is comparable.
> One, male, simply snips a retractable foreskin that doesn't
> significantly impair the male. But female circumcision actually
> cuts through tissue and muscle--big difference.
Male circumcision involves removing between a third and a half of the skin of the penis. The foreskin is double.