Wednesday 23 August 2017

Does the suffering of boys not matter at all?

WHILE it is laudable that Health Minister Dr James Reilly is to introduce legislation to prevent female genital mutilation in Ireland, why is the male gender excluded?

The overwhelming majority of genital mutilation worldwide, in the form of circumcision, is performed on boys, not girls. Are male pain and suffering irrelevant?

Anthony Whelan
Derrylea, Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan

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