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Author: Price of Silence

Stage performance of a few women in white coats holding down a woman on a table to commit Female Genital Mutilation, while others throw red rose pertals in air. One woman stands in the front and centre of the stage looking solemnly.

Brushstrokes: Price of Silence’s ‘Cutting Tradition’ piece

Female genital mutilation, commonly referred to as FGM, is the partial or total removal of the female genitalia or any other cosmetic procedure to alter the female genitalia for non-medical, cosmetic cultural circumstances. In a way, this takes away the women’s right to enjoy sexual pleasure and freedom. Their ability to control their own sexuality…