STOP Female Genital Mutilation

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A presentation on Female Genital Mutilation for a women's studies class focusing on feminism and its inherent connection with multiculturalism as well as its inherent conflicts with preserving other cultures, especially those that are patriarchal to an extreme.

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STOP Female Genital Mutilation

  1. 1. DISCLAIMER<br />THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS IMAGES OF NUDE WOMEN AND VIOLENCE<br />THOSE UNSURE OF THEIR ABILITY TO HANDLE THESE IMAGES PLEASE DO NOT WATCH<br />
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  16. 16. “Circumcision makes women clean, promotes virginity and chastity and guards young girls from sexual frustration by deadening their sexual appetite.”MrsNjeri, a defender of female genital mutilation in Kenya<br />
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  20. 20. Woman Run Woman Supported<br /> “We are circumcised and insist on circumcising our daughters so that there is no mixing between male and female… An uncircumcised woman is put to shame by her husband, who calls her ‘you with the clitoris’. People say she is like a man. Her organ would prick the man…”An Egyptian woman<br />
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  24. 24. The Qur’an does not contain any call for FGM, <br />but a few hadiths (sayings attributed to the Prophet Muhammed) refer to FGM.<br />In one case, in answer to a question put to him by ‘Um ‘Attiyah<br />(a practitioner of FGM), the Prophet is quoted as saying:<br />
  25. 25. “reduce but do not destroy”<br />
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  27. 27. STOP<br />
  28. 28. No matter what it is calleda rose is a rose is a rose<br />
  29. 29. Even all sewn up<br />

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