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FGM, An Act of Violence Against Women

Episode: Khadija Gbla: My mother’s strange definition of empowerment. Khadija Gbla grew up caught between two definitions of what it means to be an “empowered woman.” While her Sierra Leonean mother thought that circumsizing her — and thus stifling her sexual urges — was the ultimate form of empowerment, her culture as a teenager in Australia told her that she deserved pleasure and that what happened to her was called “female genital mutilation.” http://goo.gl/Y3sgHd #FullPodcastAvailable #Podcasts

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