I am not thinking up a witty title, because I’m in a state of shock. I’ve just seen on Twitter that a paediatric urologist going by the name of Dix Poppas, at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, is systematically cutting the clitoris of prepubescent girls, allegedly to reduce them to a ‘normal’ size. He then “follows up” by stimulating these girls to show they still have sensation in the clitoris. Using a vibrator on them, in other words. Once a year.
Words fail me.
Rather than add anything to this, please check the details for yourself at
- http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2010/06/16/female-genital-mutilation-at-cornell-university (and links within).
Warning, you’ll need a strong stomach. It is truly horrifying.