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Feb 6 is International Day of #ZeroToleranceDay for #FGM- female genital mutilation.

I was born in #Egypt, where FGM prevalence is 87.2% among all women aged 15-49.

Egypt has the greatest number of women and girls who have experienced FGM of any country in the world. A thread.
I have been obsessed with and writing about #FGM for decades. Too many women in my extended family have been subjected to this form of torture that serves no medical purpose whatsoever. FGM instead is about patriarchal control of female sexuality. #ZeroToleranceDay
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#FGM is about controlling female sexuality.
- We must talk about sex & a woman’s right to desire & pleasure
- Saying #NoFGM is saying I own my body, not the state, mosque, church, street or family

FEMINIST GIANT rant for International Day of #ZeroTolerance4FGM
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Here are statistics for #FGM prevalence in #Egypt that I refer to, via @28TooMany:
With prevalence of 87.2% among all women aged 15-49, in population of 95 million, Egypt has the greatest number of women and girls who have experienced FGM in the world.
#NoFGM #ZeroTolerance4FGM
#FGM in #Egypt, via @tadwein: (I reject “circumcision.”It is cutting/mutilation)
- 70% of men & 56% of women approve of FGM
- 9/10 men & 8/10 women agree that men are involved in deciding whether a girl is cut
- 67% of men & 58% women agree FGM makes women less sexually demanding
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Today is International Day of Zero Tolerance for #FGM. With FGM prevalence of 87.2% among all women aged 15-49, in a population of nearly 95 million, #Egypt has the greatest number of women and girls who have experienced FGM of any country in the world. We must say #NoFGM Blue ribbon that is equivalent of Arabic letter for “No.” Under it are words “Zero Tolerance Ribbon. Say no to female genital mutilation. #NoFGM”
Watch this video via @28TooMany about the Zero Tolerance for #FGM Ribbon Campaign in #Egypt. The ribbon is in the shape of the Arabic word “no.” Together we must say #NoFGM. #ZeroTolerance4FGM
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