Having learned that a ‘respectable’ authority denies the danger to health caused by FGM, Lucy Mashua responded with her usual iconic, uncompromising style. “A crazy Egyptian doctor says the hacking of female genitals its not harmful to women’s health!!! And I say how about chopping off the penis heads and we call it even? Huh? Dr. Mohamad Kandil is a member of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine-Menofyia University in Egypt and … on the editorial board of the International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medicine and Public Health. According to Dr. Kandil, there is no evidence that FGM is harmful to women.” See Semeiyan Lulu Mashua posted in MASHUA AGAINST FGM- ITALY … Ás for context, read Hubert Prolongeau’s last chapter on Egypt in Undoing FGM. Pierre Foldes, the Surgeon Who Restores the Clitoris. (For a 10% discount see www.uncutvoices.com). Prolongeau’s interviews with Cairo’s medical elite reveal far too many of Dr. Kandil’s colleagues who feel the same way.
Concerning the so-called Arab Spring, I am yet to see popular journalists reference the more than 90% of Egyptian females who have undergone clitoridectomy. This silence is absurd, for when half a nation’s population has suffered genital torture, a democratic movement is debilitated, too. The poster below, disseminated in Germany by Terres des Femmes, is captioned: They promised a wonderful party and never mentioned the horrific pain. The famous photo was shot in Egypt.