Activist Leyla Hussain On Female Genital Mutilation

In The Young Turks on YouTube by Aaron Wysocki1 Comment


Leyla Hussain is fighting back against the practice of female genital mutilation. Chavala Madlena (Investigative Journalist, Filmmaker) discusses FGM with activist Leyla Hussain at Oslo Freedom Forum.

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  1. Great segment and great cause. I worked in women’s healthcare as a young woman in the ’80s and saw first hand what FGM looks like. The patients in that population were either from Africa or the Caribbean, and had not experienced the mutilation in the States. But I later learned it occurs here – STILL – after all of these years. And I completely agree with Chavela Madlena that this is a blatant mysogynistic attempt to subvert women. How sad that we’re such a threat to men in power. Says quite a lot about the fragility in that kind of “strength.”

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