Courageous American Feminist: Phyllis Chesler

Anything men can do women can do as well, maybe better was the declaration of the British writer Mary Wollstonecraft, whose “Vindication of the Rights of Women” was published in 1792.  She denied the prevailing attitude that women are naturally inferior to men and insisted that women and men should be equally…

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Feminists Shamefully Silent on Plight of Muslim Women, Says Feminist Phyllis Chesler in New Book from New English Review Press

Speaking about her new book, “Islamic Gender Apartheid: Exposing the Veiled War Against Women” from New English Review Press, Phyllis Chesler mourned the fact that so many American progressives, including feminists, have so disgracefully abandoned their Muslim and other tribal sisters who come to the West seeking the freedoms that…

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Female genital mutilation is not a sex act, attorney says

DETROIT, MI — Federal prosecutors charged two Detroit-area doctors, who are also accused of female genital mutilation, with an additional crime usually reserved for pimps who prostitute young girls. Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, 44, of Northville, a former physician at Henry Ford Hospital, is accused of performing religious-based female circumcisions on…

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Press Release: #EndFGMToday Urges Maine Residents to Contact Lawmakers to Pass Anti-Female Genital Mutilation Bill

Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon Balks at Bringing L.D. 745 Up for Vote on Aug. 2; Law Criminalizes Barbaric Practice in State; #EndFGMToday Washington, D.C.—In less than a week, Maine lawmakers will have a chance to protect girls from the horrors of female genital mutilation (FGM) in their state. On…

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For years, African women scarred by female genital mutilation had no hope. A California doctor is changing that

When she flew into Nairobi airport, Marci Bowers’ huge suitcase was crammed with sutures and medical instruments, everything she could fit inside. The doctor from San Francisco was bound for a hospital in one of the Kenyan capital’s slums and needed the equipment for the work ahead: repairing women’s bodies,…

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Alan Dershowitz explains why he’s helping FGM defendants

Criminal defense lawyer Alan Dershowitz explains why he’s part of the legal defense team of FGM practitioners under federal prosecution in Detroit. Dershowitz claims he’s advising three defendants accused of mutilating the genitals of two 7-year-old girls in order to help curtail the practice of FGM. “Alan Dershowitz is advising a…

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