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house Bill H. Res. 106

Should the House Express Opposition to Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting?

Argument in favor

Female genital mutilation and cutting (FMG/C) has a range of health consequences for the women and girls it’s practice on. It’s also painful and a violation of women’s and girls’ basic rights. Expressing the House’s opposition to this practice is a step towards ending this practice globally.

Kodiwodi's Opinion
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05/20/2019
I really don’t support non binding resolutions. This needs to be considered child abuse and made illegal but you are cowards aren’t you? You know that if you say here that religion has no place dictating what happens to a females body you will have to say the same about abortion. So you are willing to let this grotesque ritualistic torture without any benefit to the female but certain grave risks and pain continue so that men may continue to dominate & control young women forever while you do nothing.
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John's Opinion
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05/20/2019
Really. It should be against the law for any kind of genital mutilation to either gender for any reason. If they choose to have these barbaric things done then they should have to wait until they are 18 and the choice is theirs. Not their parents complying with a religious decree that people are dirty and this is a way to fix it. I’d like to thank Jewish beliefs for my penis not working like other men. I can’t have an orgasm, have children a normal relationship because some doctor slipped and my parents were just doing what the fucking bible told them. Just another reason I’m not a believer.
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Daron's Opinion
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05/20/2019
I’m so tired of this war on women. It’s 2019. Time to grow up.
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Argument opposed

FGM/C is a deeply ingrained cultural practice in some parts of the world, and it’s discriminatory to these cultures to try to end its practice. Women’s support for, and enthusiastic participation in, FGM/C speaks to the value certain societies place on FGM/C. Trying to end FGM/C constitutes imposing a Western view on other, non-Western societies and is a form of cultural imperialism.

Jillian's Opinion
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05/21/2019
Don’t waste Congress time unless you want it to mean something. What message is sent if it won’t pass both the House and Senate, and I want to see if that happens, if a Trump will sign it, or if the Saudi King’s shiny gold gift means more? We already know the Saudi prince can murder and dismember a US resident with no repercussions. Why stop short?
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Gregory's Opinion
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05/20/2019
More waste of time by the get nothing done but whine socialist democrats. WIN Win win 2020
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ThatGuyInOhio's Opinion
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05/20/2019
let Africa handle their own mess, keep American money out of it. let them pay with some of those blood diamonds and gold they are ravaging the country for.
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simple resolution Progress


  • The house Passed May 20th, 2019
    Roll Call Vote 393 Yea / 0 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Foreign Affairs
      Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations
    IntroducedFebruary 6th, 2019

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    I really don’t support non binding resolutions. This needs to be considered child abuse and made illegal but you are cowards aren’t you? You know that if you say here that religion has no place dictating what happens to a females body you will have to say the same about abortion. So you are willing to let this grotesque ritualistic torture without any benefit to the female but certain grave risks and pain continue so that men may continue to dominate & control young women forever while you do nothing.
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    Don’t waste Congress time unless you want it to mean something. What message is sent if it won’t pass both the House and Senate, and I want to see if that happens, if a Trump will sign it, or if the Saudi King’s shiny gold gift means more? We already know the Saudi prince can murder and dismember a US resident with no repercussions. Why stop short?
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    Really. It should be against the law for any kind of genital mutilation to either gender for any reason. If they choose to have these barbaric things done then they should have to wait until they are 18 and the choice is theirs. Not their parents complying with a religious decree that people are dirty and this is a way to fix it. I’d like to thank Jewish beliefs for my penis not working like other men. I can’t have an orgasm, have children a normal relationship because some doctor slipped and my parents were just doing what the fucking bible told them. Just another reason I’m not a believer.
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    I’m so tired of this war on women. It’s 2019. Time to grow up.
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    This practice is barbaric and no woman should be subjected to it.
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    Altering a child’s body without their consent is a core violation of bodily autonomy. I wish you were making this a law and not wasting time on “expressing the sense” bills.
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    Yes, FGM should be illegal and condemned.
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    FGM is horrific violation of human rights and the same goes for male circumcision as well! These practices need to end!
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    Once again congress really goes out on a limb. This is not even a question. Stop wasting time on easy legislation and get to work finding ways to work together on crazy stuff like rebuilding our infrastructure, healthcare and immigration reform, oh, and keeping guns away from the mentally ill. That’s right, I forgot that would require intelligent debate and not worrying so much about re-election.
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    Why do we even need to ask whether we should protect women and girls from being mutilated? Yes! Protect our Women & Girls!
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    All infant/child genital cutting should be made illegal. Protect all children from these procedures and let it be a decision people make for themselves as informed adults.
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    How is this even a yay or nay question? This should be a federal offense. Actually, a hate crime. Congress has gone nuts. I want a do-over with my Representative.There was a video of the child's reaction of this floating around on Twitter. I wanted to slap the poop out of the woman (and yes, it's done mainly by women) doing this to about an 8 year old girl.This is not about religion-it's about keeping women from feeling anything so they don't commit adultery. That's it. There should be NO question about making this illegal. NONE. WHAT. SO. EVER.
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    You’re ready to pass laws saying no mutilation of the vaginal area is wrong and I agree, but we also have no right to take the freedom of vaginal rights away from women, then cut child care,snap and assistance to raise the baby’s they couldn’t afford in the first place. Funding planned parenthood for woman’s health is imperative
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    The only purpose for this barbaric practice is the humiliation & subjection of women. Not only should it be opposed, but those who subject women & girls to it should face very severe penalties.
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    I support this bill. What animal doesn’t support this. We need to stop this awful, awful barbarism.
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    YES!!!YES!!!YES!!! How can there even be any question??? This is a practice(?) that literally makes me terrified for the victim!!! No excuses, no reason could be explaination enough!!
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    What about male circumcision? I'm opposed to genital mutilation on all sexes.
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    Litmus test time
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    Should Trump be able to grab girls by the you know what? If you’re ok with one you’re probably ok with the other.
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    FGM is a barbaric practice. I could care less how “culturally appropriate” some people label it. If one cares about human rights and women’s rights, then we must oppose it worldwide—and most assuredly in the US, people who practice it, and submit their daughters to it, should be held criminally responsible. But you can bet your sweet patootie that some Dems will vote to uphold this under the guise of “multi-culturalism.” If they do I suggest we bring back the Dowry as well; it’s the same centuries old practice that upholds women as property. What’s the difference?
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