My Int’l Women’s Health & Human Rights class is focusing on adolescence this week, which means a lot of material on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM.)
I’m experiencing a lot of resistance to learning more about it because I think it’s going to leave me feeling furious/heartbroken/disgusted/overwhelmed. (The main text of the class does a good job of combatting this by ending each chapter with examples of organizations working against whatever scourge was just covered. There’s also a forum/discussion area that has already gotten into how to combat the negative reactions this kind of study can bring up.)
But for now, I’m gonna watch some cat videos or something. Whew.