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Women the global majority

Feb 17th, 2013 4:29 pm | By

It’s interesting how being the global majority doesn’t do women much good, isn’t it.

Well that’s not so surprising. Elites and oppressors generally are a minority, after all. A few thousand knights living off a population of peasants: that sums up much of human history.

What do the global majority get for their lot in life?

Well, there’s female genital mutilation.

  • Female genital mutilation (FGM) includes procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.
  • The procedure has no health benefits for girls and women.
  • Procedures can cause severe bleeding and problems urinating, and later cysts, infections, infertility as well as complications in childbirth increased risk of  newborn deaths.
  • About 140 million girls
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