John Oliver Reveals the Disturbingly High Rate of FGM in Egypt


Last week, there were reports that ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) was requiring all women living in the city of Mosul, Iraq to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM). The alarming news has since been called into question, however, as John Oliver pointed out on Last Week Tonight, FGM is still widely practiced in several other places — including Egypt where studies show that 91% of married women (age 14-49) have been genitally mutilated.

“That is appalling for Egypt and absolutely amazing for whoever it is who does the branding for Egypt,” Oliver remarked. “Because in light of that statistic, how are pyramids the first thing we fucking think of?”

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