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OPINION: Ending Female Genital Mutilation

“Is it cultural imperialism for Westerners to oppose [female] genital mutilation? Yes, perhaps, but it’s also justified. … But it is clear that the most effective efforts against genital mutilation are grass-roots initiatives by local women working for change from within a culture,” Nicholas Kristof writes in the New York Times column, which describes in detail “the most extreme form of genital mutilation” (5/11).