Posts tagged "female circumcision"

The UK To Prosecute Parents Who Allow Female Genital Mutilation

Yesterday, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced that parents in the UK can now be prosecuted if they have their daughters’ genitals cut.  Previously, it was only illegal in…

Jessica Wakeman | July 23, 2014 - 5:30 pm

The UK Strengthens Female Genital Mutilation Legislation

A law in the UK punishing adults who carry out female circumcision (also called FGM or female genital mutilation) is being strengthened with a new amendment to include other…

Jessica Wakeman | June 6, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Kickass Woman of the Day: British Teen Fahma Mohamed Takes A Stand Against Female Genital Mutilation

Fahma Mohamed, a 17-year-old British student, is determined to make female genital mutation (FGM) a thing of the past in the UK. The process is intended to prevent sex from…

Claire Hannum | February 6, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Female Genital Mutilation Should Be Treated As Child Abuse: Report

Female genital mutilation (also called female circumcision) should be treated just like child abuse and considered a crime, according to a new report called “Tackling Female Genital Mutilation In The…

Jessica Wakeman | November 4, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Study: Female Genital Mutilation Ruins Sex Lives

Today in No Duh News: women who are forced to have their genitals cut as young girls have more sexual dysfunction as adults, according to a new study in…

Jessica Wakeman | October 19, 2012 - 5:20 pm

British Docs Busted For Offering Female Circumcision (Which Is Illegal And Also Horrible)

A doctor, a dentist, and an alternative medicine practitioner were all secretly filmed offering to perform or arrange female genital mutilation (FGM), according to the UK Guardian. FGM involves removing…

Jessica Wakeman | April 26, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Pursuing The Perfect Vagina Has Plenty Of Problems

Vaginas! Let’s talk about them. Perhaps, like me, you don’t know much about what anyone’s vagina looks like, except for your own. But it turns out the lips of the…

Jessica Wakeman | November 11, 2009 - 8:10 pm

Finally! Uganda Will Outlaw Female Circumcision

Officials in Uganda are finally passing a law outlawing female circumcision, which is prevalent in the eastern part of the country. Uganda’s prez, Yoweri Museveni explained, “There is no part…

Nikki Dowling | July 6, 2009 - 5:45 pm

Public Service Announcement For Your Privates

An advertisement about the genital mutilating clitorectomy has just won an International Advertising Association Award for Social Responsibility. The print PSA is a photo of a naked women on her…

Simcha | April 23, 2008 - 8:00 pm

America’s Next Top Model Gets Serious

America’s Next Top Model is kind of a reason for living. Which may explain why so many of the contestants have insane sob stories to tell during the audition process.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 21, 2008 - 4:30 pm