Young girl in front of the stage.
(Photos: Martina Markwart)

lkj about circumcision of women

"Until today women are suppressed all over the world. Female circumcision is one of the worst examples for that. In Africa every day thousands of young girls and women are circumcised. Many people say:'Oh, that's not our business. We have to respect foreign cultures!' What do YOU think about that?"
"My view on female circumcision is that I think it's a barbaric and backward thing and it ought to be stopped! I don't care if they use to do it in Africa. That is foolishness. It's just backward nonsense!"
Listen to Linton Kwesi Johnson! (124 K)

"You know, you can't say:'Oh, it's a part of the tradition.' There is some traditions which are backward and inhuman. And female circumcision is one of them and I'm against it! Uncompromisingly against it! Why should not women be allowed to enjoy sex?!"
Listen to LKJ! (171 K)

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