Violence Against Women
China’s One-Child Policy
Female genital mutilation
 Violence Against Women: Philosophical and Religious Foundations of Gender Morality by James W. Prescott, Ph.D.
 The Case Against
Circumcision by Paul M. Fleiss, MD
Circumcision harms mothers: Scientific
studies have consistently shown that circumcision disrupts a child's behavioral
development. Studies performed at the University of Colorado School of Medicine
showed that circumcision is followed by prolonged, unrestful non-REM
(rapid-eye-movement) sleep. In response to the lengthy bombardment of their
neural pathways with unbearable pain, the circumcised babies withdrew into a
kind of semicoma that lasted days or even weeks.
Numerous other studies have proven that circumcision disrupts the mother-infant bond during the crucial period after birth. Research has also shown that circumcision disrupts feeding patterns. In a study at the Washington University School of Medicine, most babies would not nurse right after they were circumcised, and those who did would not look into their mothers' eyes.