A Kenyan doctor is seeking to legalize female genital mutilation

Article here. Excerpt:

'A female doctor in Kenya wants female genital mutilation to be decriminalized.

Tatu Kamau is asking Kenya's courts to allow women above the age of 18 to be able to practice female genital mutilation (FGM), saying they have a right to choose what they do to their bodies at that age.

She wants the Kenyan government to annul the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Act 2011 and the board set up to enforce the law disbanded.

FGM is widely condemned in the country and across parts of Africa but Kamau argues in a 2017 petition filed against the government, that it is an age-old Kenyan tradition and that an outright ban infringes on a woman's right to exercise her cultural beliefs.'

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Oh the irony.

Still, she's right, ultimately, that once an adult, if a woman of her own free will wants FGM applied to her, fine. It's not inconsistent with the typical MR position which says MGM is fine when an adult man of his own free will wants it.

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In the UK, it is also illegal for a woman to have surgery on her genitals, with some exceptions.

I've always found it odd that when it comes to these laws, feminists stop talking about "her body, her choice". But then, whoever expected feminists to be consistent?

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