Music Video About Vaginas Reminds Men They Don't Control Women's Bodies

Experts have long held that allowing any form of female genital mutilation to exist is damaging, and regressive. But since some people aren’t convinced of that fact, the nonprofit Integrate UK, which works toward fostering equality and integration, released a catchy music video in December to address the issue. Titled “#MyClitoris,” the video took on significant meaning this week: Monday marked Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation Day, an annual awareness campaign aimed at ending FGM. “Seems it’s up to us girls to be quite tough,” the girls in the video sing. “If we need to spell it out, get your mitts off my muff.” FGM involves the total or partial removal of external female genitalia for no medical benefit, and comes with a host of serious health consequences, including heavy bleeding, sepsis and infertility, among other issues. Communities perform the procedure as a way to keep girls “pure” and prevent them from having pre-marital sex. At least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation, according to the United Nations. The number of women who are at risk in the U.S. has tripled in recent years.   Set against a light pink backdrop, the girls in the “#MyClitoris” video wear floral crowns and pearls, and gently tap their feet to a folksy tune. They take ownership of the overtly feminine expectations of young women and turn them on their head ...
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During the four days Sarian Kamara spent in labor with her eldest daughter at a London hospital, doctors and nurses filtered in and out of the delivery room and whispered among one another as they peered at her circumcised vagina. At the time, Kamara, 39, had no idea that her excruciating delivery was linked to the fact that she had been subjected to female genital mutilation as a young girl in Sierra Leone. As Kamara lay in pain, she feared that the African practitioners had cursed her because of her “bad” behavior. But as the doctors prepared to perform a C-section, a midwife examined Kamara, and asked her qu...
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