How Terribly, Fortunate?

Female, genital mutilation.  I had never heard of such a thing until my second semester of school when Geoffrey and I were roommates in Graham.  He brought home from a Women’s Studies class (I believe) a pamphlet with pictures of destroyed vaginas…  It was quite the set of pictures to put on our mini-fridge.

Khalid Adem, 30, was found guilty of aggravated battery and cruelty to children. Prosecutors said he used scissors to remove his daughter’s clitoris in his family’s Atlanta-area apartment in 2001. The child’s mother, Fortunate Adem, said she did not discover it until more than a year later.

The above article really caught my attention.  This is the first case in America of genital mutilation.  And while I can’t say this is the least bit funny, something did catch my eye.  The mother’s name is “Fortunate”.  I chuckled at that fact.  Not really sure why.

Of course, there is more to this case than just a father practicing a tribal ritual in America, the “Free World”.  It appears that the mother may have coached the daughter’s testimony.  Something tells me, no child could hide from anyone the fact that her father had cut her clitoris from her body.  The pain and blood would be far too much for her to hold back.

Something is fishy here.  Pun not intended but, it works!

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