Overcoming The Belief That "A Boy Is Worth 15 Girls At Least"

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"Because of [your books] I wanted to marry not a slave, but a free woman," one Cairo man told Nawal El Saadawi, 79. Read about the writer, psychiatrist, and outspoken critic of (and survivor of) female genital mutilation here. [Guardian]

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PhillipaMarlowe
Phillipa Marlowe

I met her at a lecture at my university a few years ago. I thought her lecture was great - about inspiring and activating ground-level feminism - but some of my friends thought she was all rhetoric and didn't actually say anything useful. Anyways, she is awesome :)