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Author: Patricia Robinett
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Title: The Rape Of Innocence: Female Genital Mutilation In The U.S.A
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The Rape Of Innocence: Female Genital Mutilation In The U.S.A by Patricia Robinett



Female genital mutilation (FGM) and circumcision aren't exotic tragedies that only exist in primitive lands; the gruesome reality is that they still occur right here in the modern "civilized" West. A combination of ignorance and financial greed sometimes overwhelms people's natural humanity, and many individuals as well as society suffer the consequences eventually. Something I found very interesting is that the author was aware of her mother's gross incompetence as a parent in general, long before she discovered she had been the victim of a clitoridectomy. Patricia Robinett opposes forced genital cutting of ALL children, whether they are female, male, or intersex, as do I. Forced genital cutting of American girls became illegal in 1997. I hope that it will someday be illegal to violate the human right to genital autonomy all ALL children, everywhere. 3 people found this helpful.

The Rape of Innocence: Female Genital Mutilation in the . by. Patricia Robinett. Genital mutilation in the USA has been a well-kept secret. In her work, she has met many other American women and men who were genitally mu Genital mutilation in the. This book may explain the . epidemic of sexual dysfunction, anger, anxiety, depression - unresolved psychological trauma from circumcision. Now that the word is out, the healing can begin.

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) was finally outlawed in the United States of America in 1996. This is the story of one woman's discovery of her childhood trauma. Many other women were circumcised and don't know why they have sexual problems and PTSD. You (or a loved one) may find this book valuable in the healing process. Patricia lives in Oregon, in the Emerald Green Willamette Valley, a world where healing is always certain. She knows that cowardly lions reclaim their courage, tin woodsmen find their hearts, straw men discover their brilliance and lonely, homesick people discover they never have really left home. Minds and bodies, hearts and souls, mend. Physician, heal thyself. Patricia knows from experience that all things can be healed, as she was ill for many years and had to heal herself.

The Rape of Innocence is about a practice which was once touted as a cure for masturbation. In the United States circumcision remained in vogue for many years and resulted in irreparable grief for many of its victims. My own circumcision was also the result of misguided medical advice, as a physician recommended it to cure my early bed wetting, a symptom probably secondarily associated with separation trauma when I began school at age five. It prominently dealth with circumcision as a remedy for both male and female masturbation. The author had also discovered Kellogg's book and quotes from it. This volume is in my book collection and remains a treasure trove of armful medical advice.

Fair disclosure: Although I do not believe this affected my opinion of her book, Patricia is a friend of mine. The author was a victim of genital surgeries performed on her when she was a child. Female circumcision appears never to have numerically matched the cutting of boys. The practice was dying here in the 1950s although articles advocating female circumcision were published in medical journals and popular magazines (including Cosmopolitan) into the 1970s. As the author states on the back cover of her book, Blue Cross Blue Shield actually paid for clitoridectomies until 1977

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Title The Rape of Innocence: female genital mutilation and circumcision in the USA. Author Patricia Robinett. Publisher Nunzio Press (May 25, 2004).

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Reviews: 7
Quinthy
Female genital mutilation (FGM) and circumcision aren't exotic tragedies that only exist in primitive lands; the gruesome reality is that they still occur right here in the modern "civilized" West. A combination of ignorance and financial greed sometimes overwhelms people's natural humanity, and many individuals as well as society suffer the consequences eventually.

Something I found very interesting is that the author was aware of her mother's gross incompetence as a parent in general, long before she discovered she had been the victim of a clitoridectomy. Doctors who commit the gruesome crime aren't necessarily sneaky monsters; they often merely collude with a cruel and insensitive mother.

However, the author writes in a casual style, too casual for my taste, with many claims unsupported by references, using the language of "the heart," to promote the outdated idea of repressed memories and what she calls "clinical hypnotherapy," peppered with quotes from the Bible.

She also seems unaware that the clitoris is now believed to encompass the erectile internal vestibule tubes, and hence traditional clitoridectomy only excises the tip of the iceberg. I think what is probably much more devastating to mental health and sexual function (and much more widespread in the West today) is the mental castration resulting from neural atrophy following lack of stimulation during development.

The book is successful in describing the author's personal tragedy, and valuable in calling attention to the problems of FGM, circumcision and the international scandal of unnecessary C-sections, and also offers a useful list of resources. The author deserves a lot of credit for writing this book, since most women aren't even able to talk about FGM. But surely this important topic deserves a more careful and exhaustive treatment.

- Frank Adamo, author of the online article: "Clitoral Erectile Dysfunction."
Yozshunris
If you have psychological issues with your circumcision / genital mutilation, then this book is helpful. Thank you, Patricia Robinett for your courage to write and publish this book. Very healing.
Nilador
On reading this memoir, I came to realize the full truth of a story my mother told me about an event in her childhood. Her family members were the poorest people in a small farming community in Kansas during the Great Depression. There were 3 girls, of which my mother was the youngest, and their baby brother. A group of townspeople came and got the girls one day, and took them to the doctor. My mother said that the doctor caused her pain and then laughed at her when she cried.

I now understand that my mother and her sisters were victims of forced genital cutting. It explains the promiscuity and alcoholism of one sister. It explains the borderline personality disorders of my mother and her oldest sister.

Patricia Robinett opposes forced genital cutting of ALL children, whether they are female, male, or intersex, as do I. Forced genital cutting of American girls became illegal in 1997. I hope that it will someday be illegal to violate the human right to genital autonomy all ALL children, everywhere.
Lo◘Ve
The author's journey to discover brutality that had been committed against her as a child is surprisingly compelling and an easy read. Male, female, intersex, and maternal genital cutting are discussed.
Umsida
Every American should read this , or at least pick it up and scan it. It tells the truth; and that is Human - to embrace Truth.
Helldor
Patricia writes in a conversational tone, recounting her memories as they come to her, making this book an easy and pleasant story to read about a very unpleasant but very real topic. This practice that has been largely ignored is brought to the forefront of your thoughts and gives you a strong desire to do something about this horrific act which is performed upon children to this day. The author gives one pause to consider the long term ramifications of something seemingly as simple as circumcision of infant boys. While it is clear that it is mutilation of little girls, we now must question that it is the same for boys. Patricia writes with clarity and subdued passion, great knowledge and strength of purpose.
Malak
Painfully enlightening.
Was horrified that a modern, western nation would promote such horrible, permanent mutilation on innocent children, and promote the idea, to the parents, as a the perfect solution for female self-pleasure. And, given that the children in question were so young, it is debatable whether self-pleasure (the dreaded 'M' word) as practiced by a mature female would even apply.

Nasty, nasty narrow-minded thinking inspired by religious beliefs in the wickedness of sex and the function of the genitals.