Thursday, July 12, 2007
... maybe it's a good one! I suggested not long ago that Ayaan Hirsi Ali's proposal that girls from at risk areas be screened annually for FGM - in order to bring to justice those who abuse their daughters in this way - might be a good one. One that could actually have a major impact on the problem. There is now a very interesting interview up on the BBC with Waris Dirie, the model who experienced one of the harsher forms of it as a child (having her clitoris removed and genitals sewn up). Her suggestion? "Schoolgirls need to be checked after the holidays."