Monday, August 9, 2010

If Female Orgasms are Halal, Genital Mutilation is Haram

by Julie Jigsawnovich

On BBC Persian, panelist Mehdi Khalaji reportedly discusses that the prophet approved of his wife, Aisha's, orgasm.

Unfortunately, I don't speak Persian well enough to follow the discussion. But I'm thinking maybe the prophet's approval of female orgasm could be used as an argument against female genital mutilation--you know, in addition to the obvious health and human rights concerns. Sometimes to convince religious people on an issue, it's helpful to use arguments linked to whatever religion the person follows. Even it only prevented one girl from getting mutilated, it would still be worth making the argument.

I'd be willing, in addition, to argue against male circumcision.

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