"vacation cutting" -- not in OED

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Jun 12 00:59:32 UTC 2014

Taking young girls back to their (mainly African) home countries
during school vacations for "female genital cutting".

E.g., NYTimes, June 11, page 1:  "Immigrant families [to the U.S.]
from African and other nations have long sent daughters to their
ancestral homes for the summer, intending to help them connect with
their families and traditions. During their stays, some girls are
swept into bedrooms or backwoods and subjected to genital cutting ...
'Vacation cutting,' as the practice is deemed by those who oppose it,
has existed in immigrant enclaves around the world for decades."

 From Google Web:  "Female Genital Mutilation on Rise in U.S. | Clarion Project
Mar 18, 2013 - The study, "Female Genital Mutilation in the United
States: Protecting Girls and Women in the U.S. From FGM and Vacation
Cutting," relied on ..."

Other instances from Feb. and Mar. 2013,  I have not researched the
earliest appearance.  The phrase appears to be absent from Google Books.


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