Since the beginning of time, men have been the more dominating sex. Women have always had to serve and be inferior to men. FGM is performed all over the world. It mostly takes place in West Africa, Syria, Egypt, Turkey, and Iran. FGM is even performed in countries where it is illegal; such as the United States, Canada and Europe. Women should be allowed to be educated, work, and in charge of her body and soul. Although we are in the twenty first century, women all over the world are still constantly struggling. While women have progressed in some areas, there are still practices like FGM that dehumanizes, degrade, declass, diminish and weaken women.
The term Female Genital Mutilation was adopted in the 1970's and it replaced the term "female circumcision. However, FGM was practiced way before. It has been in practice for about 1400 years. FGM, to sum it up, is the removal of part, or all, of the female genitalia. According to Walker and Parmar, FGM was practiced on slaves bought to the United States from Africa (Walker, 1993). It has just been passed from family