Clitoraid Graciously Accepts Steve Crowe’s Donation to help the Victims of FGM (Female Genital Mutilation)

August 14 2009, Categoría: Press-Releases
PRESS RELEASE
15th August 2009

Upon learning that the Breast Cancer Foundation has declined to accept a donation of $5000 by the organizers of “Boobs on Bikes” and the Erotica Lifestyle Expo, Steve Crowe has announced that he has withdrawn the pledge and will instead support Clitoraid, the USA - based organization which aims to help repair women around the world who have suffered genital mutilation.

"The NZ breast cancer foundation’s refusal to accept the donation on the grounds that it is ‘morally unethical’ is surely a case of discrimination and hypocrisy toward an organization that merely seeks to gain a wider acceptance of sexuality and break down antiquated social taboos." declares Mark Woodgate, Clitoraid's representative in NZ

Clitoraid would like to assure Steve Crow and the organizers of Erotica that this act of generosity will not go unnoticed and therefore graciously accepts this pledge on behalf of the women of the world who suffer from this abhorrent form of abuse.

Clitoraid is a non-profit humanitarian organization founded by RAEL, leader of the Raelian Movement.

“Like 'Boobs on Bike' activists, Clitoraid's members are proud to help destroy sexually related taboos and discrimination” adds Mark Woodgate. “We have been facing serious discriminative treatments at Clitoraid, mainly because of our stand for the right to all to have sexual pleasure. It is great to see that organizations facing similar discriminative treatments can help each other.”

Clitoraid has been invited to participate at the Erotica Lifestyles Expo at the ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane in Auckland from Fri 25th – Sun 27th September to continue to raise funds for the victims of female genital mutilation in Africa.

Thanks to a new and innovative surgical procedure, it is now possible for the victims of clitoral excision to have their clitoris rebuilt and Clitoraid has contributed to train several doctors to perform this surgery and is now building the very first “Pleasure Hospital” in Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, where African women who wish to have their clitoris repaired and sexual pleasure regained will be able to do so, at no cost to them!

Each year, millions of African girls suffer the barbaric practice of having their clitoris excised against their will. This is done so that these women will not be able to find sex pleasurable and thus, they will be more likely to remain a man’s “property”. According to some sources, up to 98% of the women in certain African countries have been genitally mutilated!

Clitoraid is hoping to reach the hearts of hundreds of sexually open-minded people who attend the Erotica Lifestyles Expo.

For additional information, please visit www.clitoraid.org

NZ Clitoraid Representative: Mark Woodgate: email: nz@clitoraid.org