" A New South Wales doctor has been found guilty of unnecessarily removing a woman's genitals.
The doctor, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was charged with maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm on Carolyn DeWaegeneire and unnecessarily excising her clitoris during an operation in 2002.
The Crown alleged the 58-year-old widow did not give her consent for him to remove her genitals.
She told the jury he said he was going to remove a lesion but never mentioned removing anything else.
The defence argued he was trying to save her life.
He will be sentenced at a later date."
OK, firstly, please ignore how brief and horrible this article is. (I mean, what is the point of writing it at all?). Secondly:
What. The. Fuck.
Seriously- trying to save her life by removing her clitoris? It can't be replaced! You can't just get an implant and get on with your life! If it were a man, and they had to remove his penis to save his life, they sure as hell would have asked first.
And on that note, happy international women's day for Tuesday.
p.s. I'd like to say this will be the only time I tag my post with "genital mutilation" but I can't be so sure.