Sunday, 15 January 2017

(138) The Land of Myrrh (FGM)

Basic Dimension 

Assumption 275: Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a religious instrument of African cultures, which will likely develop into outbreeding societies, just because they are no notorious inbreeding cultures like Islam. But until now inbreeding cultures made much more progress in their outer layer of religious endogamy, where males and females have about the same rights to choose an Islamic partner.

Assumption 276On leaving Africa inbreeding cultures likely entered a harsh desert like environment in the Levant or on the Arabian Peninsula, which changed sexual culture and religion dramatically. Desert life facilitated rigid cultures with order and regularity needed for inbreeding across generations. In later period increased tribal density caused to enlarge the number of inbred bodies to outnumber neighbouring hostile tribes with reincarnated ancestors. A regular society and the need for population growth were impetus for the notorious incubator farms of family semen which are still characteristic for nowadays Islam.

Assumption 277The last possible origin of cousin marriages lies in the Arabian Peninsula about 50,000 years ago, where first human families (mtDNA =L3N) could not exchange fresh juvenile females with other tribes and desperately had to find new formulas to exchange females within just a few families. This measure from the time derivative of sexual culture might have become instinctive 'religion' for Muslims.

Assumption 278: About 40.000 years ago Homo sapiens (mtDNA = L3N) returned from the Arabian Peninsula and Europe to North Africa, where they developed as Berbers or Imazighen.

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision, is the ritual removal of some or all of the external female genitalia. The practice is found in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and within communities from countries in which FGM is common. UNICEF estimated in 2016 that 200 million women in 30 countries—27 African countries, Indonesia, Iraqi Kurdistan and Yemen—had undergone the procedures.[3]

In half the countries for which national figures are available, most girls are cut before the age of five.[5] Procedures differ according to the country or ethnic group. They include removal of the clitoral hood and clitoral glans; removal of the inner labia; and removal of the inner and outer labia and closure of the vulva. In this last procedure (known as infibulation), a small hole is left for the passage of urine and menstrual fluid; the vagina is opened for intercourse and opened further for childbirth.[6]

 Efua Dorkenoo 

The Land of Myrrh

In Africa a lot of social health workers are illiterate but have a very good and vividly memory for fairy tales. That's why Efua Dorkenoo wrote this intriguing narrative:

Thinking about harmful tradition
Story telling:
Tradition! Tradition! A Story of Mother Earth, by
Efua Dorkenoo, published by FORWARD Ltd.,

London, 1992.

Once upon a time, there was a kingdom in a faraway country known as the Land of Myrrh. There lived a proud people of great cultural heritage, enriched by deep-rooted and much-treasured traditions. 

It was tradition, for instance, that the women of Myrrh were one-legged. But one-legged as they might be, a more elegant and self-possessed group of women can hardly be imagined. They had charming flirtatious ways, and an extraordinary gift for beautiful poetry. At the same time they were not without ambitions; and they possessed just the right measure of astuteness necessary to achieve them. And when the occasion demanded it, they could be very aggressive.

[In Islamic inbreeding culture women are led to believe marriage with their cousin is status-enhancing. Otherwise they are whores on two legs just as in this outbreeding culture in development.]

One day, the Great Creator sent Mother Earth to the Land of Myrrh to see how the people were getting along. You see, there had been a very bad drought, people were hungry, and naturally the Great Creator was concerned.

[Superstitious belief in bad times are caused by adulterous females (Eve) yearning for genetic diversity (the Serpent). ]

And so Mother Earth, disguised as an old womanvisited the Land of Myrrh. She was surprised to notice, upon her arrival, that the women considered it not only normal, but fashionable, to walk on one leg!

[Women in inbreeding cultures are very proud and happy with fashionable autosomal recessive disorders. It creates a bond to have the same physical tribal identity.]

So Mother Earth set about trying to discover the reasons for the strange phenomenon of the one-legged women. This, however, was no easy task. The people she asked gave somewhat confusing answers as to why women were unable to keep their two legs.

[Yeah, something like it is for 'the honor of the family'. Real reason for confusion to be found in the unconscious just like in the inbreeding culture.]

Some people told her that if one of the legs of a little girl was not cut off, it would grow and grow, and before you knew where you were, it would become as big as a tree! Others told her that a woman with both legs was unable to bear a childYet others explained that a woman needed protection from herself; and somehow having one leg cut off helped to ensure this. 

[Sexual appetite would grow and grow and become as big as the Tree of Outbreeding (Tree of Knowledge). A whore on two legs or a woman slave must not bear a child, those children will be killed at birth. Yep, women are natural whores, looking for genetic diversity in this outbreeding culture in development. But outbreeding, having sexual affairs with strangers is the privilege of men. So it is best to put a black sack over her head:]

Mother Earth asked: “In what way?” But she did not receive a satisfactory answer.
However, when she persisted with her question, Mother Earth was told that with two legs a woman would run away and become a prostitute, but with one she would have difficulty!

[Well that's to hit the nail on the head. This outbreeding culture in development has no means to control females other than by cruel mutilation. And some type of males don't mind if their prey is feeling nothing and behaves like a plastic doll. They are selfish ego trippers'The NGOs also point out that efforts to end the practice will fail unless Nigerian men learn that uncircumcised women are marriageable, will not be promiscuous and are not poor risks as mothers.']

Some people turned to the religious texts for an answer to Mother Earth’s question, and they convinced themselves that it was the Great Creator who had decreed that women would behave better with just one leg.

[That's correct: GEN 2:18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. GEN 3:16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.]

But there was one very old woman in the Land of Myrrh who could remember how this habit of cutting one leg off every little girl had started. And she told Mother Earth the following story:

“A long time ago”, said the old woman, “in fact three thousand years ago, in the reign of Moussa, the Land of Myrrh was enjoying a period of plenty and there were great festivities.

[Assumption 203: Sexual deprivation (poverty) strengthens the endogamous group. Promiscuity (wealth) strengthens the exogamous group. Girls go wild.]

“Each year, colourful, exotic dance festivals were held to select the person who would be Ruler of the LandIn those days men and women competed equally and the best dancer would be crowned the Ruler of Myrrh. For five successive years, Moussa won all the competitions hands down. But in the sixth year, it seemed that the throne was going to be snatched from him. A beautiful woman had appeared on the scene, and it was clear she could dance far better than Moussa.

[In the Enlightenment man and woman have equal rights and women can sexually surpass men.]

Moussa got very worried,” the old woman continued. “He decided something had to be done! In desperation he passed a decree that all women should have one leg cut off. This seemed to solve his problem, for dancing on one leg unsuccessfully put women out of the competition. So Moussa was able to continue his reign for another 20 years.”

[Well, it is not only the removal of female libido which is at the basis of FGM, it is more complicated. It is also preventing incest and safeguarding the outbreeding culture in development.]

This, then, was the old woman’s recollection of how the phenomenon of the one-legged women began. But to generations of the people of Myrrh it was simply tradition, handed down by their ancestors.

What is more, it had become the responsibility of women themselves to see to it that all girl children adhered to this tradition!

[Women in Sub-Saharan cultures saw their daugthers raped in childhood and puberty by their fathers, uncles and brothers. By FGM they unconsciously protected genetic diversity]

Mother Earth was fascinated by the story. But she wanted to know whether the old woman thought it was a good practice. The old woman stood pondering for a while, and then she replied: “I have known of many traditions, some good, some bad – as for this one, I am not sure”.

[That's good psychology. Let social workers make up their own mind.]

Then Mother Earth remarked: “But just from looking at you I thought you felt comfortable “Oh no,” said the old woman. “We have so many difficulties carrying out our daily chores with one leg!

[Well, with a burka you need no exercise, anyway.]

“But when it was decreed by Moussa everybody was frightened, and dared not discuss the issue. They all put on a brave face and professed it to be a wonderful tradition!

“Some said you could only be beautiful with one leg! Others claimed you could only be clean with one leg! Many claimed a woman could only be pure with one leg!!!

Attitudes and Beliefs:The Women's Centre for Peace and Development (WOPED) has concluded that Nigerians continue this practice out of adherence to a cultural dictate that uncircumcised women are promiscuous, unclean, unmarriageable, physically undesirable and/or potential health risks to themselves and their children, especially during childbirth. One traditional belief is that if a male child’s head touches the clitoris during childbirth, the child will die.
- FGM is associated with cultural ideals of femininity and modesty, which include the notion that girls are “clean” and "beautiful" after removal of body parts that are considered "male" or "unclean".]

“And after a while, some women would say: ‘Why should we let the young women off the hook? We have suffered so much being one-legged. Now it is time for young girls to play their part in keeping the tradition going.”

By this time, Mother Earth was curious to know what the men had to say about all this. Was it possible that fathers would be blindly following such a tradition? Surely not! 

But the truth, she discovered, was that men could not afford to disapprove of tradition – even bad tradition. They believed it would destroy family honour and dignity, and affect their status in the community. “And after all”, they argued, “who would pay a good bride price for a daughter with two legs?

[In fact some kind of males don't need emphatic sexual pleasure. They are selfish ego trippers. They don't even know the concepts of eroticism and sensuality. What we see here is exogamous male cultures can be quite indifferent to women and apply SM-dyad.]

Then Mother Earth asked: “But what about the children?” She could imagine them screaming with fear and pain. Yes, she was told, children would always be children. There were those who screamed and shouted and had to be forced to have the operation for their own good. Most of them, though, wanted to be like their friends and part of the crowd.

Then Mother Earth thought that perhaps the rulers of the land might take a lead in stopping this bad tradition. But alas even they were not prepared to do so! They were afraid of challenging such a deep-rooted tradition.

Meanwhile, the food situation in this drought-stricken land was getting worse and worse. Walking on crutches, the women found it difficult to work the land and to travel far and wide to find richer pastures and foliage for the animals.

But as the situation became more dire, Mother Earth noticed that the people of Myrrh were beginning to question. A few men and women were coming together to discuss what they could do to stop this bad tradition.

They had realized the time had come to challenge it, if future generations were to survive these hard times. As they talked among themselves, they discovered a
multitude of myths surrounding the tradition. And as time went on, they gathered strength to challenge the myths and began to plan.

But alas .... all this time there had been a spy amongst them. Unknown to them, she had betrayed their plans to the rulers. In return, the rulers had promised that her family would never go hungry.

And so the guards came and took away the ring-leaders.

And that was the end of the effort of the people of Myrrh to come together to stop this evil tradition.

And so, children, little girls continue to be mutilated to this day. In fact, it has been going on for so long now that people just take it for granted. They have stopped questioning their tradition!

But come along, children. We have a game of survival to play, and for this we need both our legs. So come along!


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