Visiting from Five minute Fridays. Blessings to you! Enjoyed your blog!
Not sure how to take your post, but I guess I would say the one you mentioned is one I have always considered cruel. For me, if it isn't Biblical...I shouldn't judge, but I will keep my view point that it is wrong. Got me thinking this morning.
Thank you for sharing.
When the subjects of colonialism, imperialism, etc. was brought up, I did not know how to take it either.I still believe that the practice is wrong, harmful, and unnecessary-but I am more slow to judge-more apt to consider THEIR reasonings behind it. Thanks for sharing and visiting.
I think it's important to first understand and learn about the cultural reasons and influences behind anything that strikes us as shocking, especially something as tragic as FGM, in order to more effectively work towards ending it, helping the women who have been experienced FGM and are seeking help, listening to them share their experiences, etc.
I'm not sure why, but I think we've come to confuse "understanding" with "accepting." I think it's important to first understand the cultural influences of anything that strikes us as shocking or just different. It doesn't mean accepting it, but more so, you can't change something without accurately understanding its complexity first. But in terms of this trip you can't end FGM, you aren't there to say whether it's right or wrong (although I think we all agree it is wrong), you're there to listen to the stories of the women who experienced it.
Exactly. Well said Lauren.
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