FGM/C Shifting Sands

What critics think Articles

FGM: a cause célèbre

FGM: Perils of a cause célèbre

Published 25 May 2021

A patronising and draconian response to FGM risks victimising women who have already been abused writes Ella Whelan.

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Policing by midwives

Call the Midwife?

Published 21 April 2021

The nostalgic BBC drama, Call the Midwife, set in London’s east end

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14 years sentence for being an African woman

FGM awareness-raising

The feminist fixation on vaginas is getting out of hand.

Put it away, love

Published 3 March 2020

No one could accuse me of not liking vaginas; I’m especially keen on mine writes Julie Burchill.

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Zero tolerance for FGM?

Is Zero Tolerance the best approach for ending FGM?

Published 12 February 2020

On Saturday, 8 February 2020, the recently formed group, Hidden Voices UK,

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Response to Manifesto to end FGM in the UK by 2030

Critique of Manifesto to end FGM in the UK by 2030

Published 31 January 2020
FGM activists, fronted by Professor Hilary Burrage, recently circulated a manifesto ‘only to those I am pretty sure have a serious interest in issues around female genital mutilation (FGM).’ This patently didn’t include me but others shared it.
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Does the WHO undermine Religious Freedom & Gender Equality?

WHO undermines Religious Freedom and Gender Equality?

Published 19 August 2019

A federal judge in Detroit has dismissed six charges of FGM,

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Female Circumcision Sierra Leone

Controversy over Female Circumcision in Sierra Leone

Published 19 June 2019

The smouldering controversy over the illegality of female circumcision in Sierra Leone

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Communities harmed by FGM panic

FGM panic is harming minority communities

Published 9 April 2019

By Sagal Mohamed. In February, the Conservative MP for Christchurch, Christopher Chope,

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