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University of Toronto St. George
Ivan Kalmar

SocioCultural Anthropology Lecture 2 Female CircumcisionGenital Mutilation Called Female Genital Cutting so its not derogatory Now anaesthetics are used not associated with Islam although Muslims in Sudan practise it Many of the families that Body has worked with dont perform this anymore Ancient predated the coming of Christianity and Islam When asked why people do it many said because of tradition others said because it made their bodies pure clean and smooth While the latter was initially dismissed Tahurpurification Arabic word REFERS TO BOTH FEMALE AND MALE GENITAL CUTTING Female body infibulations Removal of the internal labia and a closing up of the external labia The removal of the clitoris is not as important to who she worked with its the closing up of the labia infibulations Tahir pure Nazif clean Naim smooth The only other context that Tahir was used was when it was when people were talking about birds mostly pigeons Young unmarried women at wedding dances were called pigeons and would do a pigeon dance Chickens were considered to be dirty while p
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