Often the chosen woman is the actual wife of the circumciser
, if not, Bell maintains, this simply means that some men have two promised wives (1980:257-8).
Alison, 41, said: "There is a rumour that I've heard repeated that there's a practising circumciser
in Balsall Heath.
Surely, the circumciser
, many of whom are itinerant, illiterate individuals who rely upon their trade for their livelihood, cannot be the individuals who give monetary compensation to the victims of FGM.
circumcision took place in a field, near a river, the boy being held in a line by his guardian while a traditional circumciser
cut, in quick succession, each of the boys.
In each case, the circumciser
, or mohel, used his mouth to suck blood away from the infant's surgical wound, as Jewish doctrine has encouraged since the fifth century.
There was an old woman there who held dirty old scissors and a sharp knife - this was the circumciser
Moreover, the range of professions depicted pictographically in all four cemeteries is limited to ritual circumciser
, planters, and, in the aforementioned case, a musician.
explains that she carries out her job because 'then they are well-behaved and clean - not dirty any more.
then pours some traditional herb on the wound that causes excruciating pain.
305) However, the charges were dropped because "[t]he circumciser
did not know that FGM was illegal .
In an essay On Aboriginal Religion, Stanner (1966:116) deals with the work of the circumciser
in Daly River country.
In 1994, however, the government of Ghana passed a law banning female genital cutting, and in 1996 a circumciser
in the Kassena-Nankana area was jailed.