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Deliberate Obfuscation
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Thursday, January 19, 2006
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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This came to me so strong. It is not pretty. It is not meant to be pretty. It is designed to bring light to the horror of FGM and other means of holding women back. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

OUTRAGE comes in many
godless beliefs.
It screams from broken shards
of glass, cries in
each slice of a razor
blade dulled by time,
debased with dirt and blood,
on tender flesh:
Woman must be scraped from
the crotches of
innocent little girls
to prove herself
worthy of a husband,
evidence of
the last butchering still
wet on the tip.

It also comes in the
burqa and veil
diminishing females
to shapeless forms
of anonymity:
sexless lumps draped
to be invisible,
to have no voice.
Blending in the background,
she has no name -
she is not important.
obfuscation meant to
keep WOMAN in
her place ... lower than life,
than animals.

(c) 2006, Karla Dorman.


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Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 1/20/2006
Karla no doubt this is beyond the frontiers of barbarism and I'm glad that your pen is sharper than their knives. If we keep slahsing their hearts with these powerful words i think they shall not be able to continue harming our young daughters. And as FGM is a crime against humanity those who practice it should be held responsible for committing atrocities of the worst kind. I have written so much about this topic and am now working with a doctor and an artist in the US to publish a book on FGN with paintings done by himself.
Your brother and friend Abdi-Noor
Thanks dear sister and friend
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/20/2006
This is painful Karla, but it needs to be said until the practice is eradicated. Thank you. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Kate Burnside 1/20/2006
This is the second time this evening that I find myself saying almost the same thing on two pages: between your profound, powerful write and Sage's personal testimony, I am rendered humbled and speechless. How can I add to the degree of distress that has audibly or inaudibly been articulated here? Thank you for bringing this barbarism before our attention, Karla. Bless you, Kate xx
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 1/20/2006
Wow! This was definitely a powerful write
God Bless
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 1/20/2006
A powerful write Karla!
love and peace to you...

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 1/20/2006
A truly powerful well stated piece, Karla.
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 1/20/2006
Your voice will be heard Karla! Make no mistakes about it.
Well written and well read.

Reviewed by Paul Berube 1/20/2006
Very powerful and painful write. One of your best.
Reviewed by Chanti Niven 1/19/2006
Karla, this is an extremely painful poem to read. It brings home to me what happens throughout Africa as well where female circumcision is common. Excellent work!
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 1/19/2006
I won't comment on this, although I have written on female circumcision, Maraca posted in my den, a selection from my FEMINIST FOLKTALES, forthcoming selection in my 5-book deal, serving a dual purpose, also written for the college classroom for women's studies. It is very difficult for an ex-battered woman such as myself to comment without bias. I have healed and to bring up any old battle scars is detrimental to staying on the path of righteousness.

Reviewed by Michelle Mills 1/19/2006
This should be translated into their language and become required reading for every young woman. Wow. You tackled a very big subject Karla, and as always you did it with tremendous passion. Michelle
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 1/19/2006

Powerful, heartwrenching cry of women who truly know of pain and suffering. God help them! Let this barbaric traditional practice be obliterated from our earthly shores! Extremely well done; take a bow, Karla!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :( >tears <
Reviewed by Felix Perry 1/19/2006
Yes it is time the world took on these travesties of mankind and fought wars if necessary to end it instead of for profits and oil.

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 1/19/2006
Absolutely, Karly, and you put the words to the outrage and the power of the pen to the obfuscation, and have shouted it for all to see and hear. It is such a pathetic thing that the so-called "feminists" of this country don't say one word about the way women are treated in those barbaric countries for fear of aiding and abeting this governments war on terror. Think about it.
Reviewed by J M 1/19/2006
Potent and very powerful needed poetry well done.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/19/2006
A potent indictment of those who still practice barbaric customs and refuse to advance beyond obsolete traditions! Superb write,Karla!

Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 1/19/2006
Powerful words karla...
Woman need all the love of the universe..
I wouldn't be here if it weren't for Mom..
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 1/19/2006
Our voice will be heard, the time is soon :-)
Reviewed by F William Broome 1/19/2006
Thank you for this. As a man, I cannot begin to appreciate fully the depth from which these words sprang. Surely, a new day has dawned to make it better for the mothers of the human race. May these perpetrators be in Hell for months before they know they're dead! Blessings - Bill
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 1/19/2006
Most powerful piece Karla!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Tami Ryan 1/19/2006
Whoa. A deliberate, powerful piece, Karla. Well written! Thank you for speaking out.


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