I sadly vote for a minimum of 15 years. But honestly I think that there needs to be an attempt at education so that this cultural practice can be questioned by the culture itself. There needs to be much more reporting on what happens to girls who undergo this procedure. Do all the men in this culture really understand that this is basically castration? That it causes horrifically painful complications? In any human culture heinous cultural practices are supported by a huge amount of denial. How can we help to break the denial? How can we really get the men (and women) to see and understand what is truly happening here? It is human nature to be in a lot of denial about a cultural practice. It would be wonderful to hear more men in the culture speak out about this. There are always many men no matter how patriarchal the culture that love women and that understand that any attack on a woman’s humanity is equally an attack on their own. No matter what, I choose to believe in the inherent goodness within each human being. Punishment only goes so far and sadly it often creates even more resistance to what it is trying to change.