female genital cutting

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female genital cutting (uncountable)

  1. Female genital mutilation.
    • 2007, Jean-Roger Kaseki, The Guardian, 9 May 2007:
      Female genital cutting (FGC) is an ancient practice that affects girls and young women around the world, defining the identity of women in cultures where it is practised.
    • 2011, Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature, Penguin 2012, p. 764:
      Tolerance may run out, however, when a violation breaches a sacred value, as when immigrants to Western countries practice female genital cutting, honor killings, or the sale of underage brides […].