A former United Nation’s adviser appeared on the Tucker Carlson Tonight show to argue in favor of female genital mutilation, calling the brutal procedure “female circumcision.” (See video below)
Deflecting Carlson’s continual question as to whether or not it is moral to force a life-altering surgery on a young girl who has no choice in the matter, Dr. Fuambai Ahmadu, kept comparing FGM to male circumcision. At one point, in reference to the barbaric procedure, she stated that in her country, Sierra Leone, it could be labeled “gender equality surgery.”
Saying that people assume FGM involved removing the entire clitoris, Ahmadu said that would be impossible and cause death since it is a large organ. However, what she failed to mention was that removal of the exterior part of the clitoris is precisely what the surgery entails – as well as in many cases, removal of all the exterior genital organs of a girl.