FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION undergoes doublespeak treatment as “Doctors” published in the Journal of Medical Ethics unilaterally declare that
“De minimis procedures such as removal of the clitoral hood or a ritual nick on the external female genitalia (Categories 1 and 2) cause little or no functional harm. Therefore, it is difficult to characterize them as unethical or a human rights violation.”
These health professionals prefer to refer to the ritual mutilation of otherwise healthy women, girls and in some cases infants, as female genital alteration. Like taking up a hem or fixing a pleat in your pants suit.