One woman's experience of FGM: 'I'm crying, I'm in pain'
FGM is done mostly for religious reasons. Circumcision is considered mandatory or recommended by many followers of Islam and Christianity, including "female circumcision". FGM reduces sexual pleasure, to curb her libido and protect her chastity. Extramarital sex is sinful by their scripture. Islamic scripture has a part with Prophet Muhammad demonstrating the "correct" way to perform FGM. It also talks about sex as the touching of circumcised parts.
Saman by Ayu Utami… Saman is at once an exposé of the oppression of plantation workers in South Sumatra, a lyrical quest to understand the place of religion and spirituality in contemporary lives, a playful exploration of female sexuality and a story about love in all its guises, while touching on all of Indonesia’s taboos: extramarital sex, political repression and the relationship between Christians and Muslims. .
Isaiah 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. * When people don't observe the distinction between good & evil, destruction follows.Some think getting drunk can't hurt them, extramarital sex isn't wrong, or money doesn't control them.When we make excuses,the distinction between right & wrong breaks.Take God's Word, as your standard. Without God,we are headed for a breakdown…
Dubai imprisons Norwegian woman who reported rape: Businesswoman was convicted of having sex outside of marriage, in addition to perjury and drinking alcohol. Rape laws in the emirates tilt against victims. For a rape conviction, United Arab Emirates law requires either a confession or four adult male witnesses to the attack. (Article)
Dubai sentences Norwegian woman who reported rape. Dubai - one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities with foreign workers and visitors greatly outnumbering the local population. UAE law states a rape conviction can only be secured after a confession or as the result of testimony from four adult male witnesses to the crime.