In March 2014, the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education, RFSU, launched a campaign to promote vaginal health. The federation decided to leave out any criticism of Female Genital Mutilation in order not to play into the hands of “xenophobic” forces, especially because 2014 is election year. If you have the nerve — I don’t — to watch a video of FGM, click here (warning: extremely graphic video!). Via 10news.dk, translated from Fria Tider:
In spring 2011, RFSU’s taxpayer-funded newspaper Ottar Report published an article that openly whitewashed Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The newspaper wrote that “Western structural racism” and “post-colonial prejudices” were the cause for claims that women who have had their genitals cut off suffer from such surgery. Instead, the RFSU newspaper wanted to recognize “women’s positive experiences” with genital mutilation.