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Monday, April 24, 2017

New York Times Censors FGM




It hasn't taken the New York Times long to react to the news of the arrests of two doctors and a third person in Michigan who are charged with performing FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION on little girls as young as 7. The Times, true to its motto, "All the news that's fit to print", has censor the term FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION. 

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/04/24/new-york-times-scraps-female-genital-mutilation-for-being-culturally-loaded-term.html

A "gulf"? Yes, there is also a gulf between civilized people and those who behead other people. Maybe the Times should come up with a new term that is less "culturally loaded". I suggest, "The victim lost his head."

1 comment:

Siarlys Jenkins said...

Access denied to the Fox News link. Apparently I don't have permission to read the story.

Apparently the NY Times is using the term "genital cutting," not "genital mutilation."

Does this really matter? If someone said they were going to "mutilate your balls" would you feel better or worse than if they said they would "cut your balls"?

They are covering the story, which seems the most important point.