Results for - Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

2,419 voters participated in this survey

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is the medically unnecessary surgical removal of the cl*toris of prepubescent girls, largely or entirely confined to those living by particular religious, etc. practices. The practice has been in the U.S. news lately (though not to the extent that some, myself included, would ilke) because of the ruling by U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman stating that FGM could not be banned by federal law. A news story close to the location of the ruling and a discreet video explaining FGM may be seen at https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2018/11/20/female-genital-mutilation-michigan/1991712002/

1. Before this survey, were you aware of the issue of and trouble surrounding the practice of FGM?

Yes
56%
1,342 votes
No
44%
1,058 votes

2. Whose responsibility do you believe it is to regulate or ban a practice such as FGM?

Federal/national government
43%
1,042 votes
More local governments, such as those of states, provinces, counties, or parishes
15%
352 votes
Unsure
29%
685 votes
None
13%
321 votes

3. Activists including Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Mariya Taher are at the vanguard of a movement seeking to abolish female genital mutilation worldwide. Both of the aforementioned ladies have their foundations to advance that end. Do you find this a cause worthy of your support?

Yes
57%
1,358 votes
No
11%
270 votes
Unsure
32%
772 votes

4. Do you think organizations and (I have trouble calling them this...) doctors complicit in perpetuating FGM and parents who would subject their daughters to it should, at the very least, be viewed suspiciously?

Yes
66%
1,577 votes
No
7%
175 votes
Unsure
27%
648 votes
12/23/2018 News 2419 79 By: jlrake

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