But, aside from the fact that the leaders of these marches have excluded women who didn't "toe the progressive line", there are other puzzlements.
If you would like to view Sharia Law directly on this subject, see "Volume 1, Page 21a" of This Link.
Here is a link to Islam's "position" on FGM.
Scotland of all places recently has made the news re: FGM. A single (i.e., one) midwife there performs about 150 such "procedures" a year - despite that FGM is illegal there. And, apparently she is not alone in the illegal practice in Scotland. Looking closely at this, no prosecutions of this illegal activity have happened.
But, this is the USA, you say. Well, not so fast there with the retort. See This and see This.
Why the UN? Well, take Iran for instance. It has a "top spot" on the UN's Human Rights Council (UNHRC). You know, Iran, which treats women no better than slaves and kills gays just because they can and such treatment is dictated by Sharia Law.
Here is a list of all countries condemned by the UNHRC over a 10 year span:
Israel has been condemned more times by the UN than all the other countries combined. Israel, where everyone is treated equally under their laws - men, women, gays - everyone.
Now, contrast that list with countries which follow Sharia Law.
For all such future "marches", consider:
Back in the 1960s Dr. M. L. King marched FOR something - justice and equality.
In the early 1900s women protested and marched FOR something - women's right to vote.
With all the recent protests and demonstrations, including the women's marches, I have yet to determine what an objective, specific outcome is expected. It seems only to be AGAINST something, not FOR anything.
Maybe marching FOR something may be a better course of action than marching AGAINST something.
Feeling strong emotions for and about women's issues is understandable.