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UK solicitor cleared of forcing daughter to undergo FGM

Case is second FGM prosecution brought to court in UK, both of which have resulted in acquittals A solicitor has been cleared of using female genital mutilation as a punishment against his daughter. The defendant, of west African origin, was accused of beating his children and organising for his nine-year-old girl to undergo FGM. Continue reading...

Male Brown Widow Spiders Prefer Older Ladies (Who Are More Likely to Eat Them)

We've featured a number of articles about the sexual proclivities of spiders: from oral sex to genital mutilation, arachnids have a wide-ranging sex life. Here's another example -- female brown widow spiders often eat their male partners after mating. Show More Summary

Somaliland set to ban FGM but activists fear new law will fall short

Legislation may follow religious edict in failing to outlaw female genital mutilation in all its forms Somaliland is expected to pass a law banning female genital mutilation amid complaints from some activists that the move will notShow More Summary

Qualitative evaluation of the Saleema campaign to eliminate female genital mutilation and cutting in Sudan

Female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C, herein FGM) is a widespread and harmful practice. The Government developed a national campaign in Sudan, called Saleema, to change social norms discouraging FGM. S...

Pro-Abortion Feminists Ignore Female Genital Mutilation Threatening 68 Million Women

Feminist news outlets that claim to support women are overlooking a human rights violation threatening millions of women and young girls around the world. Tuesday, February 6, marked the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. Show More Summary

It's Time to Stop Female Genital Mutilation

FGM is a violation of girls' and women's human rights. UNICEF is fighting to end this violent practice once and for all.

'I believed no man would marry me if I didn’t cut': battling FGM in Uganda

On the day marking Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, survivors are educating communities in border areas with Kenya, where the practice is still a rite of passage In 2009, when Rebecca Chelimo was 12, she was forced to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM). Show More Summary

Indian survivors call for FGM ban

Survivors called on India's government Monday to ban female genital mutilation, an age-old ritual practised by a small Muslim sect in the country. Female genital mutilation (FGM) involves removing the clitoris partially or completely,...Show More Summary

Jaha Dukureh: 'Don't sensationalise FGM survivors'

Gambia activist tells Al Jazeera why respect is critical when tackling the subject of female genital mutilation.

Make Female Genital Mutilation a Thing of the Past

This young woman is fighting to end female genital mutilation.  Related on EcoSalon Healthy Sexuality in a Dangerous World: Sexual Healing Is Baring Our Breasts the Best Way to Celebrate Women’s Equality Day? Celebrate International Women’s Day With 11 Stories About and Inspired By Women The post Make Female Genital Mutilation a Thing of the Past appeared first on EcoSalon.

'This practice should be stopped': Teen girls decry painful illegal 'circumcision'

2 months agoNews : USAToday: News

The U.N. estimates more than 200 million girls and women around the world suffer the consequences of female genital mutilation.        

Judge dismisses 1 charge in female genital mutilation case

A federal judge in Detroit has dismissed one of the criminal counts against two doctors charged in connection with a female genital mutilation case. U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman wrote … Click to Continue »

Andrea vs. Hillary on Female Genital Mutilation: Who is right?

• How can I argue against a culture I haven't tried to understand? Is it relevant that I, an outsider, may find [ clitorectomies ] cruel? As hard as it is for me to admit, the answer is no. To treat the issue as a matter of feministShow More Summary

FGM in Sri Lanka: It's never 'just a nick'

Female genital mutilation still has its supporters within various Muslim communities in Sri Lanka.

The ‘heat’ goes away: sexual disorders of married women with female genital mutilation/cutting in Kenya

Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) has been implicated in sexual complications among women, although there is paucity of research evidence on sexual experiences among married women who have undergone th...

I knew how it feels but couldn’t save my daughter; testimony of an Ethiopian mother on female genital mutilation/cutting

World Health Organization defines female genital mutilation/cutting as all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for no...

Female Genital Mutilation Happening to an Alarming Number of U.S. Girls

4 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

It’s estimated more than 500,000 women and girls in the U.S. are either victims of female genital mutilation or are at risk of being subjected to it—up threefold since 1990, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Extreme Wives With Kate Humble review – threats and rescues in a Kenyan village

The presenter gets involved with danger, including the rescue of a girl, during her visit to Kenya’s Kuria people, who practise female genital mutilation Here’s another TV show with extreme in the title to add to Extreme Makeover, Extreme Weight Loss, Britain’s Most Extreme Weather, and the rest: Extreme Wives With Kate Humble (BBC2). Show More Summary

Flashback Friday: Spiders perform female genital mutilation to ensure faithfulness.

If you think love in the animal world is sweet, think again! From ducks who rape using corkscrew penises to a bedbug who "pierces the female’s abdominal wall with his external genitalia and inseminates into her body cavity" to spiders who self-castrate in order to fight harder, animal sex can be, well, beastly. Show More Summary

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