“I feel violated and incredibly hurt by this discovery” Nigerian activist, Lolo Cynthia Ihesie reveals she recently discovered that she was circumcised as a child

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Nigerian activist, Lolo Cynthia Ihesie has revealed that she recently discovered that she was circumcised and she was hurt by the discovery.

 

The former Rave TV presenter said she was teaching her younger sisters about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) when she found out that she had been circumcised when she was 3 months old.

 

She said her mother informed her that every woman in their family was subjected to genital mutilation.

 

She further explained the effect genital mutilation has had on her. She also advised women against it.

 

She wrote: 

 

At 3 months old, my family cut out my clitoral head (FGM1) because they didn’t want me to grow up to be promiscuous.

This was never disclosed to me till I was an adult whilst I was educating my younger sisters about FGM and its implications.

Naturally, I am curious about my body and I teach about sex and pleasure- I noticed that I didnt have a clitoral head but never wanted to believe that it was due to FGM 
I assumed I just didnt…



Source: Linda Ikeji