Nawal El Saadawi
Nawal El Saadawi (27 October 1931 – 21 March 2021) was an Egyptian feminist writer, activist, physician and psychiatrist.
Advocacy against genital mutilation
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At a young age, Saadawi underwent the process of female genital mutilation. As an adult, she has written about and criticized this practice. She responded to the death of a 12-year-old girl, Bedour Shaker, during a genital circumcision operation in 2007 by writing: "Bedour, did you have to die for some light to shine in the dark minds? Did you have to pay with your dear life a price ... for doctors and clerics to learn that the right religion doesn't cut children's organs." As a doctor and human rights activist, Saadawi is also opposed to male circumcision. She believes that both male and female children deserve protection from genital mutilation.
- Wikipedia article: Nawal El Saadawi. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
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- El Saadawi, Nawal:
Part 1: The Mutilated Half, in: The Hidden Face of Eve.
- Michael, Maggie (2 July 2007).
Egypt Officials Ban Female Circumcision(archive URL). Retrieved 22 March 2021.