The UN has now admitted that contrary to belief that FGM is associated with gender discrimination, most men and boys in third world countries oppose the practice. More men than women even oppose it in several of the countries where it is practiced the most. This admission will hopefully force the western media to resist blaming FGM on men-only in their reporting as they usually do in their articles. We won't hold our breath waiting on it though.
So far, to their credit, ABC News and the Washington Post have reported on the issue without altering the UN's statement.