Tag: FGM

Shattering the Silence on Female Genital Cutting

Shattering the Silence on Female Genital Cutting

In this powerful story, Mariya Taher speaks candidly about her experience as a survivor of “vacation cutting” — female genital cutting done when US-born children are taken out of the country to visit family members in parts of the world where the procedure is not yet illegal.

Why Won’t Massachusetts Pass a Law to Stop FGM?

Why Won’t Massachusetts Pass a Law to Stop FGM?

They are still not listening to us. The bills and our stories sit on a desk, unheard, undiscussed and, worst of all, silenced. Since 2012, the Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association has been advocating for a state law that would protect girls from female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C)....

We Need to Stop Blaming the Victim

We Need to Stop Blaming the Victim

Women’s bodies and sexuality should not have to be altered because a man is unable to control himself.  On September 3, an Egyptian lawmaker, Elhamy Agina, made an outrageous argument for the continuation of female genital mutilation (FGM), or female genital cutting. He claimed that women...

Female Genital Cutting: An Unknown Global Concern

Female Genital Cutting: An Unknown Global Concern

Female genital cutting is not restricted to the developing world—it is a global problem. Many people have heard of female genital cutting (FGC), which is also known as female genital mutilation or female circumcision. They have heard of the atrocious acts of women’s genitals being cut open...

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