I just noticed in worldwide headlines that Egypt has now outlawed all female circumcision (removal of the clitoris). 'Seems a twelve year old girl died from the procedure recently which prompted the Egyptian government mandate there. I've often heard of "female circumcision" but perhaps others (especially us guys) never knew all that much about it. Or (sadly) didn't think all that much about it. (And, I AM sorry, ladies! ) Actually, this subject as presented in the headlines today really jarred me into realizing such mutilation in women is horrendous! I don't understand the rationale in even considering removing the clitoris.....whatever the reason (which one has to presume must be for (initially) religious reasons, perhaps (?) . There is no Christian doctrine (to my knowledge) for women to undergo such a procedurre. Male circumcision has proven to be controversial / debatable of course, especially around here, but FEMALE circumcision is really bizarre. Could we discuss it just a bit?