Female Genital Mutilation: a crime of miseducation

Content Warning: Details of FGM, sexual assault At first mention of circumcision, male circumcision immediately comes to mind. Jokes about foreskin, turtlenecks and such pop into your head. My 8th-grade health teacher described circumcision as the painful procedure of removing the foreskin from a penis. Though the act was never described in detail, I had […]

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Female genital mutilation in Britain is an unspoken issue

Content warning: graphic violence against women When female genital mutilation (FGM) is discussed, it is often viewed as a practice which only takes place in countries in Africa and the Middle East. The high number of women and girls affected in the UK is often ignored. The first conviction in the UK took place on […]