Eradicating Female Genital Mutilation Chapter 11: UK Politics and the Media

There are various participants in the journey to end female genital mutilation in the UK. Most, but certainly not all, would align with the declared, socially progressive assumptions of this text. All except the most radical apologist or traditionalist seek somehow to eradicate FGM. The commonality of aim but discrepancies of perspective do, however, come into sharp relief when issues of politics, media and culture are considered.

TOPICS CONSIDERED in Chapter 11 of the book Eradicating Female Genital Mutilation:

Sending out the message     Discuss

Segmenting the ‘message market’     Discuss

Victims, survivors and perpetrators     Discuss

Experts, advocates and artists     Discuss

Parallel campaigns     Discuss

Leadership: taking responsibility for eradicating FGM in the UK     Discuss

Divides between patriarchy and feminism; intactivism     Discuss

Politics and the media     Discuss

Limitations and hazards     Discuss

* Any other issues concerning politics and the media?     Discuss

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