This is the page for discussing the topic barbaric, cultural, religious? in the Introductory chapter of Eradicating Female Genital Mutilation (obtainable from the publishers). The list of topics considered in the Introductory chapter can be seen here.
Please ensure your contributions concern the specific topic here under discussion. There are many other threads on this website if you want to discuss other aspects of eradicating FGM (the Topics tag cloud in the column to your right will take you to whichever issue/s you are considering).
So, if barbaric, cultural, religious? is the topic about which you would like to share views or information, just ‘Reply’ in the comments box below…. Thank you!