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Remembering Nawal El Saadawi

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  • Remembering Nawal El Saadawi

    Saadawi was an Egyptian feminist, author, and physician who advocated for bodily autonomy. All of the obituaries I've found so far focus exclusively on her work to eradicate FGM-- which was personally important to her for obvious reasons-- but I think she should be celebrated for being morally consistent and declaring that bodily autonomy is not a gendered issue:

    Unfortunately, I'm not really familiar with her work beyond her Wikipedia article, so maybe I'm not the best person to write about her, but I really think we should do more to champion those who acknowledge that all children, regardless of sex, deserve genital integrity and self-determination.

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    Originally posted by eeeee View Post
    bodily autonomy is not a gendered issue
    Hear, hear!

    A law proposed for South Carolina would ban cosmetic surgery on all kids' genitals:
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