I just came across this article/blog/report - I don’t yet know what happened with this but I’m going to look into it and post more later. I haven’t heard that the practice of FGM was considered, or perhaps was, re-legalized in Australia in 2010. If so, the article explains the reason why they were (at least considering it).
This is such a complex topic and one I’ve been passionate about for many years. The article is worth a read, and actually so is the blog, which has this “About” description:
Culture Served Raw takes a curious look into the deeper and darker aspects of human culture. It examines the bizarre, the seductive and the unsettling peculiarities of the past and present, entertaining the hearts of voyeurs, perverts and eccentrics while contributing very little to the pursuit of valuable knowledge.
Well, I don’t know about the lack of value in this story but I do agree it contains bizarre and unsettling information.