Nawal El Saadawi: ‘I am going to carry on this fight for ever’ – Profiles, People – The Independent
Wednesday October 19, 2011 11:55 pm Leave a comment
…Female circumcision is one of the clearest examples of social psychosis and the powerful effects of centuries of social conditioning. It works exactly the same way as religious conditioning. It usually even invokes religious authority despite the fact that NO religion mandates it.
It is even difficult to pin down the blame. As this story typically demonstrates, the mutilation is never carried out by men. It’s always women who do it to the young girls. I have footage of Ethiopian women who carry out these attacks and it is utterly clear that they believe that what they’re doing is right, proper and absolutely necessary. Why? Because they’ve always been told that it is and no-one has ever successfully questioned it.
Fix that little education problem for them and there’s no reason why we can’t fix that same blindness in respect of every other authoritarian fantasy used as a control mechanism across the planet…