El Hospital del Placer

March 14 2011, Categoría: Misc

Un gran número de mujeres de Burkina son ahora candidatas para la operación, con lo que Rael declaró que: "en vez de utilizar el dinero recaudado por Clitoraid para operar a unas pocas mujeres, deberíamos de crear el primer hospital raeliano, el "Hospital del Placer", y operar a todas las mujeres africanas gratuitamente, con la ayuda de médicos voluntarios raelianos y no-raelianos."

Las instalaciones están previstas para ser construidas en Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. Principalmente estará compuesta de una sala de operaciones y dos habitaciones adicionales. El costo total para construir las instalaciones y suplir el equipo médico es de $200.000.

Necesitamos su ayuda. Patrocinando nuestra campaña de "Adopte un Clítoris" y haciendo una donación, pueden ayudar a que una víctima de la mutilación genital femenina celebre su sexualidad y pongamos fin a la MGF para siempre.

¡Con más de $100.000 recibidos por el momento, parece ser que las cosas están funcionando!

Marcus Wenner, doctorado en neurociencia y con maestría en ciencia médica, explica con más detalle acerca de la estructura...

Women’s Sexual Pleasure Month Declared

February 12 2011, Categoría: Misc
February 09, 2011
Women’s Sexual Pleasure Month Declared
by Jeff Schult

February has been declared “Women's Sexual Pleasure Month” by a worldwide group of Raelian women. We’d apologize for not having let you know this a week or two ago, but the Raelian Movement didn’t get around to putting out the press release until today, and we think that most of our readers know that we’re in favor of every month being Women’s Sexual Pleasure Month.

“February 14 is already known around the world for the celebration of love and sexuality, and February 6 is 'Zero Tolerance Day for Female Genital Mutilation,' said Brigitte Boisselier, Ph.D., spokesperson of the Raelian Movement. “Although Valentine's Day celebrates and reveres love and sexual pleasure, Zero Tolerance Day for FGM reminds us that even today, millions of women still endure extreme sexual repression and cruelty in Africa and some parts of Asia. But what's even more disturbing is that official studies show that only 40 percent of women in the Western world have a satisfying sexual life. To summarize, we're living in a ‘dead clitoris society’ and we need to encourage every woman to live her sexual life fully.”

Many Raelian women are already involved in the humanitarian organization Clitoraid, which helps victims of Female Genital Mutilation recover a sense of pleasure and dignity and obtain surgical assistance to restore clitoral functioning.

The press release makes no overt mention of the sometimes controversial Raëlian Church, but we don’t have to agree with them about UFOs and theology in order to ally ourselves with their views on sexuality. Spiritual leader Rael also appears to be the guiding force behind National Go-Topless Day!


Clitoraid expressing gratitude - 11/29/10

December 01 2010, Categoría: Misc
Clitoraid released today a special "thank you" to Shara Ross Climax Help for her support and generous donations. Thanks to her contribution and her help, Clitoraid is one step closer to reaching its goal of completing the construction of the first Pleasure Hospital in the world, located in Western Africa. Once the facility will be completed, thanks to the help of volunteer surgeons from around the world, free clitoral repair surgeries will be made available to as many victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) as possible.

Also imbued with a strong desire to help, Shara has made it a personal goal to helping women conquer the intercourse “orgasm barrier” by educating and informing. She believes sexual oppression in our society is the root cause of sexual ignorance. Here is how she discovered Clitoraid:

"I discovered CLITORAID after having attended the Everything to Do with Sex Show in London, Ontario, Canada. The moment I became informed of their advocacy, I knew I wanted to help! I am elated to know that there are people willing to donate their time and effort to help women gain back what is a true blessing and gift that was given to them as a part of their birth right."

Clitoraid hopes that many more individuals like Shara will continue to step forward and publicly express their support and desire to help. No contribution is too small when it comes to helping women regain their sense of dignity and pleasure. Clitoraid is a non-profit organization that has been granted tax-exempt status. Therefore, all donations are tax-deductible.

Why Are American Doctors Mutilating Girls?

September 13 2010, Categoría: Misc
by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
"The Daily Beast"

Update: After only a month of criticism—including from Nomad author Ayaan Hirsi Ali, below—the American Academy of Pediatrics has reversed a policy that advised American doctors to give a ceremonial pinprick to girls of immigrant families so that they would avoid seeking a full circumcision.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently put forward a proposal on female genital mutilation. They would like that American doctors be given permission to perform a ceremonial pinprick or “nick” on girls born into communities that practice female genital mutilation.

Female circumcision is a custom in many African and Asian countries whereby the genitals of a girl child are cut. There are roughly four procedures. First there is the ritual pinprick. This is what Pediatrics refers to as the “nick” option. To give you an idea of what that means, visualize a preteen girl held down by adults. Her clitoris is tweaked so that the circumcizer can hold it between her forefinger and her thumb. Then she takes a needle and pierces it using enough force for it to go into the peak of the clitoris. As soon as it bleeds, the parents and others attending the ceremony cheer, the girl is comforted and the celebrations follow.

There is a more sinister meaning to the word “nick” if you consider the fact that in some cases it means to cut off the peak of the clitoris. Proponents compare “nicking” to the ritual of boy circumcision. But in the case of the boys, it is the foreskin that is all or partly removed and not a part of the penis head. In the case of the girls, the clitoris is actually mutilated.

Then there is the second method whereby a substantial part of the clitoris is removed and the opening of the vagina is sewn together (infibulation). The third variation adds to this the removal of the inner labia.

Finally, there is a procedure whereby as much of the clitoris as possible is removed along with the inner and outer labia. Then the inner walls of the vagina are scraped until they bleed and are then bound with pins or thorns. The tissue on either side grows together, forming a thick scar. Two small openings roughly equal to the diameter of a matchstick are left for urination and menstruation respectively.

Often these operations are done without anesthesia and with tools such as sharp rocks, razor blades, knives or scissors depending on the location, family income, and education. It is thus more accurate as does the World Health Organization to speak of female genital mutilation (FGM) instead of the obscure and positive-sounding “circumcision.”

According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, more than 130 million women and girls worldwide have undergone some form of female genital cutting.
Some of them sneak their daughters out of the country during the long school summer vacation so that they can be subjected to any one of these forms of FGM.

Congressman Joseph Crowley (D-NY) recently introduced a bill to toughen federal laws by making it a crime to take a girl overseas to be circumcised. He argued, rightly, that FGM serves no medical purpose and is rightfully banned in the U.S.
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