So breast ironing and FGM is only bad if it's done by "third-world" cultures. When white western liberals promote it as a "cure" for tomboyishness or social awkwardness, it's the cutting edge (poor choice of words, I know) of progressive liberation.

Make it make sense.

I've been thinking the same thing. Because what these doctors are doing is definitely mutilation. I cannot believe it's legal. Even socially accepted and encouraged. It's nightmarish.

Misogyny, the hatred of women, that is the only "logic" that any of this follows. The only guidelines for how our society continually fails (and purposefully exploits, abuses) our young girls and women.

Breast ironing causes tissue damage, not rib cage deformity/respiratory dysfunction. Binding does both.