A 1995 amendment to New Zealand’s Crimes Act made it illegal to perform “any medical or surgical procedure or mutilation of the vagina or clitoris of any person” for reasons of “culture, religion, custom or practice”.
So why is ritual male genital mutilation (ie infant circumcision) still legal?
I’ve been woken up by lots of different suburban sounds over the years. Birds tweeting. Lawnmowers revving. Leaf blowers blowing. Garbage trucks trucking. But this morning my sleep was disturbed by a new sound. The sound of skateboarding.
I mean, I know how important it is to perfect your ollie, kid, but really? Is it necessary to do it at 7:00 am on a Saturday morning?