Getting sick of me calling your bits magical? TOO DAMN BAD.
There’s no way FGM is that common, right? Sorry to have to be the downer for your day, but here are the UN-gathered statistics:
“It was fine for a while, and then my mouth, tongue and throat were on fire.” Warning: This one gets NSFW pretty fast.
The shape of the clitoris wasn’t revealed until 1998. Nope, that’s not a typo. Think your partner had a hard time finding it? Scientists couldn’t find it till the ’90s. Ouch. Seems misogyny in science looks the same as a straight dude having his first sexual encounter (awkward and confused).
I don’t feel stronger, more aware, wiser, or somehow positively changed by my experience. I never will.
“Of course, I am scared. But honestly, I am more afraid of not standing up for what I believe in. If the worst were to happen — if I were killed for my beliefs — I would have no regrets.”
Jaden is a 28-year-old who identifies as a bisexual, femme-skewing woman. She has an unstable home life “primarily due to an alcoholic and mentally/emotionally abusive father” and has experienced sexual assaults and intimidation. She adds, “though on the privileged front I am also white, highly educated and from an affluent background.” This is Jaden’s sex …