Posted by: ginalazenby | December 21, 2008

Unusual Christmas Present – doing good as well

If you read my November 24th post you will recall the story about the launch of the Mango Juicer. If you order one pronto by Monday Dec 22nd then the UK office will post them immediately in time for Christmas if you wanted to gift one to a friend. Other than the Christmas rush, gift one to yourself in the new year. To bring you up to steam with this project, the Mango Juicer is sold as a “kitchen gadget” (wink, wink) and the idea is to raise funds for an abominable practice that harms the health and lives of millions of women.

I have just been on the Mango Juicer website and viewed some video footage about FGM (female genital mutilation). It is not for the faint-hearted. Check out this video where a male journalist visits an African tribe and sees a demonstration of an upcoming FGM ‘ceremony’ and hears how the women believe their culture will end and everyone will die if a female child is allowed to grow up with a clitoris. Another video states that everyday, somewhere in the world, 6000 girls have their clitoris removed. I just need to remind you that this is not history – this is present day DECEMBER 2008 and it is still going on. Please take action. Get informed about this. Buy a product and you will financially support the work of agencies working against this horrific practice. And you know the byproduct of doing this – fun for you. Now that is the kind of activism I really like. Rather than clicking on the photo, click here to buy your own Mango Juicer

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