Here’s something that has made my skin crawl ever since I first heard about it when I was a teenager, almost 30 years ago.
It is incredible that this is still taking place, in the UK, with hardly a murmur of protest at it.
There’s a petition at the bottom of this post. Let’s have a few more signatures on it by the end of the day, eh?
Around 20,000 children are estimated to be at serious risk of physical torture in the UK – some as young as 4 years old.
The kids are often held down by several adults and have bits of their tiny bodies cut off without any anaesthetic. Some of them will even die from the trauma.
Obviously this torture is illegal – however there has not been even one prosecution of the perpetrators in the UK. Not one.
How can that be?
The sad fact is that if I had included in the headline the letters FGM – Female Genital Mutilation – I suspect a lot of people reading this post now wouldn’t have bothered.
Why is this horrific crime so easy to ignore? Is it because the children in question are girls? Often from ethnic minorities? Or are some people worried about upsetting ‘cultural sensitivities’?
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