Yes, religion is horribly repressive toward women. FGM for example is not prescribed in the Koran but certain Hadith (what the prophet Mohammed is supposed to have said) prescribes it... and there they are, cutting little girls mercilessly especially in East Africa. Though FGM dates back to the Egyptians who wanted to make sure that the women they offered to the Pharaoh were virgins.
Women are finally coming out of these dark ages and embracing their sexuality with pride. Yes!!!! As each of us become emancipated with our sexuality we can help our sisters, that is what I help do with our FGM patients. it is beautiful to see them come back to life, to pleasure after they heal from the clitoral repair surgery. it is like watering a flower .... it is healing for them, for our humanity as a whole.