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Egypt Blames Women for Men’s Sexual ‘Weakness,’ Calls for More Female Genital Mutilation

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The Blame Game

To the rational mind, it’s appalling that female genital mutilation still takes place with such prevalence in the 21st century.

The gruesome practice, cultural norms, lack of educational resources, and a deeply engrained misogyny force women into a cycle of suffering that pervades generations.

And then you hear about something like what happened in the Egyptian Parliament last week, and you’re left disgusted at the severely misguided logic at play. At what point did culture and tradition become more important than a basic human right? And will this politician be reprimanded for his backwards, blame-shifting opinions?

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This member of parliament said women are to blame.