Why does it persist?

If mutilation persists, it’s because it has some meaning for the communities practicing it. There are numerous explanations available, many of them tied up with beliefs. They can vary from one ethnic group to another.


Something to think about…

Girls still undergoing excision are victims of social pressure. They have to continue the practice in order to be accepted by their group. All societies produce norms, and those who don’t follow them are excluded.

Can you find examples of similar pressures in your life right now? (even if they don’t have the same physical consequences, they are still forms of aggression).