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Journal of No. 118

April 27th, 2012

Egyptian hooha update @ 01:02 pm

The good news is that story about Egypt passing, or wanting to pass, a law allowing men to have sex with their dead wives is baloney.

The other good news is that female genital mutilation has been illegal in Egypt since 2008.

The other other good news is that rates of FGM are falling in Egypt.

The not so good news is that the rate started at more than 90%. Among girls aged 10-14, the rate in 2010 was 66% and among girls 15-17, it's 75% [n.d.]. It's not the kind of thing that stops overnight, so let's hope the trend continues.
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Journal of No. 118