Haven't been to the American South lately, have ya ... nor any Chasidic, traditional Hindu, or Unification, Islamic, traditional Mormon or Unification Church communities. Look up "female circumcision". As a girl, my mother was, here in the USA, legally a chattel of my grandfather, as was my grandmother, as were my unmarried aunts since he was the oldest surviving male of that family.<quoted text>
I'm fully aware of the history. I keep forgetting how ancient you are however.
Those practiced are long gone here. Why stay bitter about them? In fact, there is clear evidence the pendulum for women has swung too far the other way.
What is not surprising is that you shift from one distorted view of a French practice to another.
Again, the deficiencies in your education are a fact, but are not support for you arguments or rebuttals.
Your dismissiveness is a defense mechanism called "minimization", and only serves as an attempt to dodge compassionate feelings. Not quite sociopathic, but the familial resemblance is self-evident.
(See how inclusion of an Argumentum ad Hominem weakens, and distracts from, the overall argument?)
These things are NOT "long gone", and ANY diminution of them is SOLELY due to the very kinds of activism in which LGBT Citizens are now engaged.