At Comment is Free, Leyla Hussain on FGM.
I was cut when I was seven years old. Four women held me down. I felt every single cut. I was screaming so much I just blacked out. I didn’t know what female genital mutilation (FGM) was until the day it happened to me. FGM is one of the worst physical and psychological scars a girl can be left with and I therefore completely endorse and welcome the new report on tackling FGM.
Shudder. It’s an atrocity, yet there are places where it’s both commonplace and mandatory.
A key point of the report, Tackling Female Genital Mutilation in the UK, launched on Monday in the House of Commons, is about
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