petal wrote:FGM has only recently moved out of the " let's not interfere with cultural practices" bracket only thanks t lobbying from females who have suffered and some politicians who have common sense to recognise it as abuse.
So it's a fair comment by the other poster in my opinion.
https://www.theguardian.com/society/201 ... -common-uk
FGM has been illegal in the UK since 1985, and since 2003 anyone taking a child out of the UK to be cut faces 14 years in prison.
That seems quite a long way from 'recently' to me.
I'm not an apologist for religion, or 'cultural practices', in fact I'm an atheist and would personally like to see the law changed to be stricter with regard to FGM, in that parents face criminal liability for not protecting their children from such harmful practices - however that comes about.
But, the problem seems more associated with the reporting of such crimes, rather than a cover-up by those trying to be politically correct.