Shifting Sands

Author: Bríd Hehir

Narcissism & genital enhancement

The narcissism of female genital enhancement

August 14, 2017 No Comments

The lecture, Narcissism and identity-determinism helped explain why we’ve become so absorbed with changing our bodies and why young, western women are increasingly opting for genital enhancements.

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FGMPO's: Who benefits?

FGM Protection Orders: Who benefits?

August 7, 2017 Comments Off on FGM Protection Orders: Who benefits?

‘Female genital mutilation’ (FGM), no matter the type or severity,

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FGM report 2016-17

Still no UK FGM epidemic

July 7, 2017 Comments Off on Still no UK FGM epidemic

Commentators often ask in bewilderment why nobody is being prosecuted for FGM in the UK.

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Khafz

Female Circumcision: Where’s the harm?

June 17, 2017 Comments Off on Female Circumcision: Where’s the harm?

A minor genital procedure, viewed objectively as less severe than routine male circumcision,

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Norway banning circumcision would be an attack on religious freedom

Banning circumcision: an attack on religious freedom

May 11, 2017 Comments Off on Banning circumcision: an attack on religious freedom

The Progress Party, Norway’s third-largest political party, recently backed a bill

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FGM hype

The NSPCC inundates us with hype about FGM

April 10, 2017 Comments Off on The NSPCC inundates us with hype about FGM

Despite little evidence to back it up, the NSPCC

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FGM London

London’s Mayor pays half a million to do women with FGM a dis-service

March 8, 2017 Comments Off on London’s Mayor pays half a million to do women with FGM a dis-service

London’s new Mayor, Sadiq Khan and his Assembly, hosted a first ever People’s Question Time in Brent’s Civic Centre in November 2016.

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Acton FGM clinic closure

Acton’s FGM Clinic closure is good news

January 24, 2017 Comments Off on Acton’s FGM Clinic closure is good news

A change.org petition aimed at stopping the imminent closure of Acton’s FGM Community Clinic is circulating.

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FGM law is marred with sexism and racism

FGM legislation is too weak and too strong?

January 19, 2017 Comments Off on FGM legislation is too weak and too strong?

An interesting and timely paper written by Dr Arianne Shahvisi was published recently.

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Fuambai Ahmadu FGM/FGS

‘Fuambai’s strength’. A moral portrait

January 11, 2017 Comments Off on ‘Fuambai’s strength’. A moral portrait

Anthropologist Carlos Londoño Sulkin recently published an unusual and very interesting bioethnographic case study. 

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