FGM: No Excuses

I wrote an article about FGM for the 99 Percent Blog, a great organisation aimed at providing young people with opportunities to write about important issues, and show the positive things about young people!

I’ve written about it before, but it is a very serious issue. On a personal level, as a woman, it makes me feel sick to think about what is being done to these girls. A lot of people are too squeamish and grossed out to deal with it, but we need to be able to talk about things like this and where to go next.

FGM has much to do with the politics of women’s bodies; who do they belong to? Who gets to decide what happens to them? Should it be family, society, government, ourselves?

Should the government intervene? Or is the western world’s interference just another display of authoritarian, xenophobic tendencies, and a way of trying to get different cultures to assimilate?

See the article at :http://www.99percentcampaign.org/blog/2014/02/18/fgm-no-excuses/

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