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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladyuk View Post
    But there is a difference between intolerance and the application of law to enforce that intolerance. Public nudity is against cultural sensitivities but is legal in England and Wales as long as the intention is not to harass, alarm or distress (more or less).

    It seems very much against the principles of liberty to use the law against someone who chooses to dress in a certain way (assuming of course that is their choice).
    It is a decision for law makers to decide, we are not free to do whatever we feel like doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LondonManc View Post
    ... just like orange faces and white high heels is Essex's normal.
    No that's just you.

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    what about MGM a.k.a. circumcision? yay or nay
    Male circumcision does not have the same tendency to cause severe medical problems, nor does it remove or reduce sexual pleasure. If circumcision were like FGM, it would be removing the entire glans - not just a bit of skin. It really isn't in the same ...er... ball park.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladyuk View Post
    So people who choose to dress in a way that is in opposition to mainstream cultural sensitivities should have their right to do so protected by law?
    No it's nothing to do with opposition to mainstream cultural sensitivities. It's about the rights of an individual. If an individual is forced to wear full dress for example by a religion then that practice should outlawed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    No that's just you.

    Male circumcision does not have the same tendency to cause severe medical problems, nor does it remove or reduce sexual pleasure. If circumcision were like FGM, it would be removing the entire glans - not just a bit of skin. It really isn't in the same ...er... ball park.
    How on earth has FGM become such a problem in the UK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Equalizer View Post
    How on earth has FGM become such a problem in the UK?
    ******* backward religions. Sorry if you are religious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Equalizer View Post
    How on earth has FGM become such a problem in the UK?
    It's those radical Methodists. Or maybe not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woohoo View Post
    ******* backward religions.
    And the government of the time didn't have the will/ba77s to do anything to stop it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Equalizer View Post
    And the government of the time didn't have the will/ba77s to do anything to stop it.
    Can't offend the Saudis, they're bloody good customers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woohoo View Post
    No it's nothing to do with opposition to mainstream cultural sensitivities. It's about the rights of an individual. If an individual is forced to wear full dress for example by a religion then that practice should outlawed.
    That practice is already outlawed but, I suspect, it is rarely enforced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Equalizer View Post
    And the government of the time didn't have the will/ba77s to do anything to stop it.
    I think perhaps the hope was that these religions would find a balance within the country and some of these awful practices would stop. Perhaps in a few more generations, I really don't know.

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