I know its not the same thing. But the fact that it was addressed in this article indicates that there was/is a movement afloat who did make that claim. Hence my point<quoted text>
SF has floated a lot of odd ballot measures over the years.
Doesn't sound this was anywhere near getting off the ground.
If the Evangelicals catch wind of this, you'll be all set!
It's right in there alright - not the same thing:
Organizations actually involved in combating FGM have been at considerable pains to distinguish the two, as this UNICEF document explains: "When the practice first came to be known beyond the societies in which it was traditionally carried out, it was generally referred to as "female circumcision". This term, however, draws a direct parallel with male circumcision and, as a result, creates confusion between these two distinct practices."
It's the word circumcision in connections with females that's misleading.
Not to say the word mutilation doesn't fit both practices.
Mutilation is an emotionally tinged word. And its choice was carefully selected for that reason.
I agree San Fran is whacky. But a little artful googling may point out they are not alone for this movement. And I agree its not exactly going to get a lot of traction, in the US.