Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) menace

Don’t marry a circumcised woman, young men are urged by the elders in the community,

The ones who have seen the light, realized FGM is one of the chains on our black ankles,

A tactical move to dissuade potential suitors from picking only circumcised girls for brides, unnecessary pressure on the uncircumcised girl and her family,

Dream of every parent is to see her daughter married off, happy marriage or not,

Few more cows as dowry payment a welcome, whatever it takes,

FGM is a backward culture pulling the girlchild behind, ought to be shunned,

A girl’s body doesn’t have to be mutilated like she’s an animal just to satisfy society’s expectations of her, she doesn’t need to endure that excruciating agony so her people can have more wealth,

Unacceptable at this age and time, today all a girl needs is a good education and she’ll take care of not just her family but the whole community.

11 thoughts on “Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) menace

    1. Thank you. For a long time we’ve known this is happening to girls in some communities in my country, but we’ve never really understood it’s magnitude on the lives of our young girls. It’s brutal, and should be stopped. No girl has to go through such an ordeal.

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