2001): Cut in the body: from clitoridectomy
to body art.
One of Essence magazine's "Woke 100 Women," Sarsour was named a leader of the Women's March that followed President Donald Trump's inauguration, despite declaring that "nothing is creepier than Zionism"though her wish to "take away" the "vagina" of clitoridectomy
victim and human-rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, praise for Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, upholding Saudi Arabia as a bastion of women's lib, embrace of the terrorist murderer Rasmea Odeh, and claim that "Shariah law is reasonable" because "suddenly all your loans & credits cards become interest-free," are allat least in my humble estimationdefinitely creepier.
Her punishment is severe, though: she undergoes a forced clitoridectomy
We meet ancient anatomists (Fallopius, Thomas Bartholin); clitoridectomy
doctors (from Galen to today's labia surgeons); sexologists (Havelock Ellis, Robert Latou Dickinson, Alfred Kinsey, William Masters and Virginia Johnson); and feminists (Doris Lessing, Alice Walker, Annie Sprinkle).
Critiquing this act of dismemberment as androcentric and how it symbolises the metamorphosis of the desiring female body into a monstrous body of pathos, I aim to discuss this as a chauvinist fantasy of clitoridectomy
and the act of deconstruction and reconstruction of female corporeality and transgressive desire.
Restless genital syndrome before and after clitoridectomy
for spontaneous orgasms: a case report.
Female genital mutilation of type I, II and III (in medical terminology: clitoridectomy
, excision and infibulation) should be qualified as serious bodily injury in terms of criminal law.
The tears do not only come from the dust, insects, and flies on the farm, but also from the irreversible surgery of clitoridectomy
In 2008, as part of my thesis research, I obtained a book by a nineteenth-century London surgeon that outlined multiple cases of clitoridectomy
carried out by him (Brown, 1866).
Enslin & Horsthemke (2004) claim that the argument for Ubuntu is weakened by the staggering incidence in Africa south of the Sahara of genocide, dictatorships and autocratic rule, corruption, sexism and practices like clitoridectomy
, heterosexualism and homophobia.
Thus the practice of clitoridectomy
is a deplorable practice in place even today to prevent women from erotic and sexual pleasure.
As hysteria was treated by wide-ranging therapies including surgery, blistering, botanical remedies, marriage, talk therapy, cold douches, firm pressure applied to the ovaries, clitoridectomy
, and rest (Mitchinson 286-88), the nineteenth-century conception of the condition rooted it in the social, biological, and cultural life of the sufferer.