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The practice, traditional in some cultures, of partially or totally removing the external genitalia of girls and young women for nonmedical reasons. It is illegal in many countries.
- ‘Some practitioners believe female genital mutilation will prevent sex before marriage and promiscuity afterwards.’
- ‘Political correctness is preventing British officials from taking tough action against female genital mutilation in this country, a report by MPs says.’
- ‘The World Health Organization estimates that about 140 million girls and women have undergone female genital mutilation.’
- ‘In November, the UN General Assembly passed its first resolution condemning female genital mutilation.’
- ‘Egypt outlawed female genital mutilation after a 12-year-old died in 2007.’
- ‘She writes that her patients have endured both major and minor long-term complications from female genital cutting.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.