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Women’s Rights, Aid Groups Implore Economist Magazine To Recall Article Advocating Some Forms Of FGM Permissible

The Guardian: The Economist prompts outrage as it backs ‘minor FGM’
“An article in the Economist magazine has angered anti-FGM campaigners by suggesting that some forms of female genital mutilation (FGM) should be permissible. Campaign groups have condemned the leading article, which argues that allowing ‘minor’ forms of the practice might prevent girls from more extreme harm. The London-based FGM charity Orchid Project has called the article ‘grossly irresponsible’ and started a petition calling for the Economist to retract its position on FGM…” (Wright, 6/27).