Michigan ‘Genital Mutilation’ Case will Test Our Country’s Political Correctness – USA Today

In February, federal investigators uncovered a Michigan-based network of doctors and others who practice female genital mutilation (FGM) on girls as young as six at medical clinics in the state. FGM is the cutting of a girl’s genitalia with the aim to “purify” her and repress her sexuality. All defendants in the case are members of the Dawoodi Bohra, a religious Muslim group. One of the girls who underwent the procedure was reportedly told that she was going on a “special girls’ trip” to “get the germs out.”

While the victim in this case may find justice in the courtroom, their lives and bodies have been irrevocably changed.

Read more here: https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/06/05/michigan-female-genital-mutilation-case-test-political-correctness-column/102310920/