"The bill would make such mutilation punishable by two to 20 years in prison. It makes no exception for people who give consent to have the procedure performed on their daughters out of religious or cultural custom.
"An amendment adopted without objection added "piercing" to the list of things that may not be done to female genitals. Even adult women would not be allowed to get the procedure. The bill eventually passed 160-0, with no debate.
"Amendment sponsor Rep. Bill Heath, R-Bremen, was slack-jawed when told after the vote that some adults seek the piercings.
""What? I've never seen such a thing," Heath said. "I, uh, I wouldn't approve of anyone doing it. I don't think that's an appropriate thing to be doing."
"The ban applies only to women, not men. The bill has already been approved by the Senate but now must return to that chamber because of the piercing amendment. Both chambers of the Legislature must agree on a single version of a bill before it can go to the governor for final approval."
Do you mean to tell me that these men in Georgia have nothing better to do than to go after women's genitals? I tell you that politicians are OBSESSED with genitals. It's so embarrassing. I hope that Europeans aren't hearing about this. I haven't personally given any thought to genital piercing and I doubt I would have it done but I don't give a rat's ass if anyone else has it done. It's not like I have to look there every time I meet up with women friends of mine. Perhaps if you are a southern politician it's a gross out. I wouldn't know.
The real issue at stake is once again that the government is getting dangerously close to dismantling more of our rights and our freedoms. This has nothing to do with terrorism. If I wanted to have my clit pierced, I am sure it is not going to make Osama bin Laden any more powerful...
A few days ago, it was The Unborn Victims of Violence Act aimed at weakening
abortion rights. I won't get into that now though.
I may have to start a whole blog devoted solely to politician's obsession with genitals and perversion. They spend way too much time worrying about what is going on behind the closed doors of other people. I want to know what is going on behind their closed doors. That is what we pay them for.