Bare-breasted activists of feminist movement Femen protest demonstrate against FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) in Parliament Square, central London on July 7, 2014, on the afternoon the Tour de France visit London. AFP PHOTO / CYRIL VILLEMAIN        (Photo credit should read C. VILLEMAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Fear of seeming racist is enabling female genital mutilation

We shouldn’t apply lower moral standards to other cultures

Do you remember Alan Kurdi, the poor, drowned three-year-old whose photograph provoked a wave of sympathy for migrants almost exactly a year ago? Social media lit up with outrage — something must be done! — as millions shared the picture back and forth. A Facebook share is a pretty easy way of caring, but even so it was uplifting: we in the West mind about all children, not just our own. Our fellow feeling extends to fellows worldwide.

So where then is the great Facebook uprising over the news that there’s been not a single successful prosecution in this country for female genital mutilation (FGM) though it’s been illegal since 1985?

  • Linda1000

    Who or what the hell is that in the picture? There are better ways to make your views known other than grotesque protest, I think.

    • Yes indeed.

    • Slickfoot The Deplorable

      These women are crazy, but who else is even daring to bring the subject up?

  • vwVwwVwv

    the crazy girls on the picture wuld get way mor atention if they wuld stand more naturaly and satart plasureing eachother, they wuld reach so many man….

  • JoKeR

    Oh! I see! No big things.