On BBC Persian, panelist Mehdi Khalaji reportedly discusses that the prophet approved of his wife, Aisha’s, orgasm. http://www.bbc.co.uk/persian/tv/2010/02/000000_ptv_pargar.shtml Unfortunately, I don’t speak Persian well enough to follow the discussion. But I’m thinking maybe the prophet’s approval of female orgasm could be used as an argument against female genital mutilation–you know, in addition to the obvious health and human rights concerns. Sometimes to convince religious people on an issue, it is helpful to use arguments linked to whatever religion the person follows. Even if it only prevented one girl from getting mutilated, it would be worth making the argument. I’d be willing to argue, in addition, against male circumcision.