Weekend Wonderings

This is a difficult video to watch.

It’s is about female genital mutilation, and is from the We Are Equals campaign.  It aims to make a horrific topic something we can better understand, via the medium of decorated cupcakes.



The cupcakes aren’t necessary, and you may feel they are a gimmick.  But what’s important here is the message, and what these women are doing to try to make people understand more about the effects of FGM.  They talk about the subject clearly an compassionately and they’re who I’d want our daughters and sons to listen to speak in a school assembly.

You can read more about FGM , and you can help support the Guardian’s campaign to end FGM.

Categories: Weekend Wonderings
2 interesting thoughts on this


  1. Posted March 29, 2014 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    I kind of wish they’d done more with the cupcakes to demonstrate the actual practice. Good video though, anything that gets that message over is good.

    • Posted March 29, 2014 at 10:18 am | Permalink

      Maybe it was deemed too barbaric to be shown in schools? Agree with you though – they could have gone further.

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