Karolina,

I don’t know if you’re aware of this but FGM was conducted and paid for by major insurance companies in the US right up into the 1970s as a treatment for hysteria, frigidity and a great many other “illnesses”.

I might suggest, as I have written a good deal about this as well and have been accused of hysteria when I call doctors on their arrogant bullshit, that our so called hysteria and illness has vastly more to do with supressed rage than anything else. For those of us who for centuries are subjected to abuse and expected to shut about it, like it, tolerate it, rage will present in all manner of illnesses like depression and what looks like insanity.

Men want to abuse, attack, rape, belittle, subjugate, control, beat, and otherwise torture women and then expect them to be grateful for the attention. Wouldn’t it be such an interesting experiment if the tables were turned, and men were castigated for having a penis and not being able to control their rage at being abused?

I wonder if then they might grow some empathy?

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