I have just read the book, "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" along with watching part of the National Geographic series "Taboo"
Sadly, most of the modification involves distortion of the female body which then inturn, affects the minds for generations.
Most of the justification for the body modification was to keep women in line mentally. Generation after generation of mothers were taught that neck lengthening, breast flatening, foot binding, and female circumsizing kept the girls clean and free from attracting men and kept them "down" in their societies.
I am not suggesting the WBTS Society approved of these physical methods, but the mental ramifications were adhered to and the result is the same.
Women are considered second class citizens in this Patriarchal society. I can't tell you the number of articles about a woman in mensus considered a dirty bird.... studied in talks, watchtower lessons etc.
No woman can lead anything, despite our advanced day and age in the year 2007.
What do you think?