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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
- There is NO excuse or justification for #FGM.
- There are ZERO benefits for it.
- It must NEVER be justified as “tradition/religious teaching.”
- The goal of FGM is to control female sexuality.
- FGM is a harmful practice that must END. Everywhere.
#NoFGM #ZeroTolerance4FGM
I write about sexual liberation - declaring “I own my body” - and being lustful in my new book The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls, out this September via @BeaconPressBks. You can pre-order here
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