clitorectomy


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clitoridectomy

 [klit″o-rĭ-dek´to-me]
excision of the clitoris.

clitorectomy

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As Peter Wood says, "We no longer have access to the unalloyed feelings of amazement, repugnance, pity and horror that some cultural differences might indeed warrant" If you seek to celebrate diversity by joining the Taliban, subjecting your daughters to clitorectomy, or declaring the intention to throw yourself on your husband's funeral pyre, you will be locked up as a danger to society.
My own view is that young Emily fears clitorectomy just as a male might fear castration.
The history of stigmatization, commitment to mental institutions, drugs with serious side-effects, electroshock therapy and lobotomies can be considered the psychological equivalent of a clitorectomy.