So our prime minister, not content with his ridiculous vote grabbing pale, male, stale cabinet clearance has decided to quickly jump on another “women’s issue” this week. He popped up at the Female Genital Mutilation conference calling for all doctors to report FGM in children when they come across it.
Thanks Dave, I have been utterly oblivious that girls with their clitorises excised and their labia infibulated are in fact victims of abuse. What a good thing you have pointed this out for the medical profession. I thought it was a rite of passage (much like soggy biscuits is at posh schools like..Eton!) and was quite happy to turn a blind eye to mutilated girls I might come across and had given no thought to their younger sisters or cousins.
I think Dave’s next female vote grabbing tactic should be to get rid of VAT on sanitary protection or allow us all a day off when we are on the rag. Revolting. His tweets are somewhat presidential in tone “I’ll make..I will…I’ve just called…”. Surely you mean “we” Dave?
Apparently there are 147,000 victims of FGM in the UK, it is an appalling crime and a serious concern and I obviously support legislation to prevent and prosecute it’s perpetrators. It just seems that Mr Cameron has had ages to get worked up about this and is trying to pink up his policies as much as he did his cabinet.