Don’t Legalize Mutilation of Women’s Genitals

Target: Fabakary Tombong Jatta, Speaker of the Gambia’s National Assembly

Goal: Preserve nationwide ban on female genital mutilation.

In 2015, the Gambia answered the calls of women’s and human rights activists to end the longstanding practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). This procedure involves cutting all or part of a woman’s external genitalia, which can lead to serious health consequences, and even death in some cases. The then-president’s ban on FGM was hailed as a significant victory, but now this progress is under renewed attack.

An influential religious organization recently issued a decree condemning the ban and urging the country’s politicians to repeal it. Now the Gambia’s governing body is said to be seriously considering lifting the ban. This move would once again possibly force many women into a dangerous procedure they do not want for the sake of fulfilling ancient customs and traditions.

Sign the petition below to counter a step that would represent a major step backwards for women’s rights.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Speaker Jatta,

Infertility, shame, and death: these outcomes are just a few of the consequences women around the world have suffered due to female genital mutilation. Many young girls are forced into this dangerous procedure before they are even five years old. The ban introduced in 2015 empowered a new generation of women and showed them that their voices and their well-being mattered. Please do not take these important gains away.

Reject the efforts to reintroduce female genital mutilation and all of its ill effects into Gambian life.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Amnon Shavit


27 Comments

  1. This is a pathetic way to honor womanhood. I don’t understand a religion based on this type of procedure. Is this the respect ,or lack of same, you have toward women and mothers? Children as young as 5 years old must face this brutality? Have you no compassion? Have you no respect for women ro is that only reserved for men? How tragic, how sad, how brutal.

    • Honoring women ??? There is no part of honoring women in this perverse twisted religion! Many religions are designed by male misogynists to control and manipulate women and as a bonus also make the children submissive to male dominance/obedience. They have no empathy, compassion, sympathy or remorse! The end goal is to eliminate female orgasms while allowing males to enjoy and explore their limitless sexuality, all while the women who aren’t “getting off” due to being ‘cut off.’ They do it because they know that they aren’t capable of treating a woman the way that she deserves and needs to be treated, not understanding that the woman couldn’t “get off” anyway because they make her feel dead and cold inside. So they are thinking like, “I’ll just keep them from achieving orgasm (because I wouldn’t be able to make them have one anyway because I am such a loser.)”Ultimate control mind f*k.

  2. WTF IS WRONG WITH SO MANY MEN????
    I should not say they are men,,, they are EVIL MONSTERS!
    I thought religion is meant to be compassionate & NOT harm others???? No Human or Animal should be subjected to pain, suffering or death??? & They wonder why more & more young people are leaving religion! STOP MUTILATING, ABUSING & KILLING WOMEN,,, WITHOUT WOMEN,,,,, NO MAN WOULD EXIST!!!! In Religion,, men are so threatened by women that they go to the extreme to control & dominate & even kill women,,, seriously WTF. All women want is Peace & love for all!!! They don’t want to cause harm!!!!!

  3. elba calvo says:

    Concuerdo totalmente contigo Shelley!!! Basta ya de esta práctica aberrante!!!!

  4. If new look at this from the other way round we would be seeing a religious suggestion or demand that all penises be cut off. Men would not have the ability to fertilize a woman’s egg. Men would also lose the ability to erection. Sex would be rendered nothing to be enjoyed at all. This you would do to women? Why? Is it fear of something? You were born from mothers. Yet you hate women and women are mothers. Thus you hate your own mother. When speaking of religion and a higher power I think of love… Perfect Love. A God of perfect love is ONLY love! What you do to women is only hate. Shame on you.

  5. Sharon Rudyk says:

    If ANYONE is OK with this they are just COWARDS!!!!! NO LIVING BEING SHOULD BE MUTILATED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Gilda Provenzano says:

    THIS SHIT IS STILL GOING ON?!!!!

  7. William Turner says:

    The so called people that do this terrible thing are retarded and should be sterilised

  8. Most probably the Gambia people are stupid!!!

  9. Shame on the Uganda government for even considering such a heinous act of violence against women.

  10. Antonio D'cardoni says:

    And Yet… The United States with the most brainwashed and vulnerable youth (with the help corrupt pharmaceutical industry and sick government) are preying upon children
    by mutilating, sterilizing, injecting them with irreversible life changing drugs that are changing their reproductive system, casterating them, removing genitalia, removing their breasts so they cannot even be mothers or fathers! It is All evil and wrong!

    • Melinda Shaw says:

      I think your ‘facts’ are bizarre conspiracy theories….or did you just cook them out out of your fevered brain?

      • Yeah those crazy conspiracy theories. You mean the whole transsexual movement that’s been happening for years now. Do you live under a rock? Yeah the hypocrisy among liberals is hilarious.

    • Lady Liberty on Fiya !! says:

      Dude, Gambia is not in the U.S.
      … And for the rest of your drivle
      WHAT ??? Whatever ~

  11. Paula Long says:

    Lets mutilate the mens genitals and then they might understand!!!

  12. Urszula Lund says:

    CUT OFF ALL PENISES!!!!!
    MUTILATE these ignorant, dehumanized and desensitized male bastards! STERILISE them all, so that women will not have to give birth to such IDIOTS, LOWLIFE SCUM!!!!
    Shame and disgrace on you perverted monsters!

  13. Sandra Weber says:

    What the hell kind of religious organization would even want to do such horrible things to women and young girls. If God did not want these women to have their female parts he would have created them that way!! I can’t believe a civilized government would even consider this!! You must be so ignorant that you can’t decipher what’s right and wrong!

  14. Wendy Morrison says:

    STOP ALL THIS CRUEL TORTURE AND INHUMANE TREATMENT OF ALL FEMALES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD PERMANENTLY AND BAN ALL CRUEL, ABUSIVE, TORTURE TOWARDS ALL FENALES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD TOO!!!
    ANY ONE WHOM INFLICT THIS TORTURING ACT SHOULD BE KILLED A SLOW AND PAINFUL DEATH IMMEDIATELY!!!!

  15. FFS STOP this EVIL SHIT!!
    This IS TORTURE!
    MEN are the ones with the problem.
    Women are born with all their bits for a reason & no one should be allowed to brutally cut it all off… Many young girls & women suffer with lifelong health problems, some die from this mutilation. Religion is the problem, they (men) don’t want to believe that women are sexual beings, that only men should have the pleasure of sex & this is the problem,,,, it is a threat to them… they only see & want themselves to be the superior sexual beings. They need to treat women with love, respect & have a happy wife, partner & an equally good sex life instead of dominating, controlling, abusing & killing women… Without Women… Men would not exist. It goes both ways,,, All humans should be treated as EQUALS!!!

  16. A woman’s body is beautiful God made you that way and everything on and within your body is there for a reason. Orgasms definitely enhance love making why wouldnt you want that otherwise its just sex to produce babies come on now…..

  17. Female circumcision is completely different from male circumcision, with female it is the sex organ, the clitoris ,that is sliced off- as opposed to the male procedure whereby the foreskin only is cut back to expose the inside head of the penis. Non circumcised males have foreskin that covers the head of the penis. Female circumcision is the equivalent in men to having the head of the male penis completely severed off. In prisons oftentimes chemical castration is used on sex offenders to stop the urges if it is uncontrollable.
    This would be similar to a penis be heading. I think that the women of Uganda and countries that perpetuate this inhuman practice should all be airlifted out and that they need to leave and to be helped to leave now! The males are teaching their young that this is alright to do !???!
    Fuck sending weapons to 🇮🇱; Help women and children who truly need and deserve it !!

  18. Men who want this for women. Well, why not circumsise them with a razor blade. See if they like to feel that.

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