Maasai Cricket Warriors Against FGM ~ Warning: this post comes with a Sensitive Subject Sticker

Tish has written very powerfully on a subject close to my heart . If you don’t know the truth about FGM please read, and even if you think you do, please read. If you can share on Facebook, Twitter or re-blog – from Tish’s original please do. If young Maasai men can spread the word so can we.
Thank you Tish.

Tish Farrell

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‘The eye that leaves the village sees further’ Maasai wisdom

Photo courtesty of https://www.justgiving.com/MaasaiCricketWarriors/

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It’s already been shown in Hollywood, but today in London sees the release of Warriors, a documentary by Barney Douglas. From next week there will be star showings across the UK, so if you have a chance to see it, do. You will see a glimpse of real, magnificent, originally-minded Africa, and not only that, 45% of the film’s proceeds will go towards one of the best community causes I can think of – changing attitudes to a rite that these young Maasai men say must go – female genital mutilation, aka female circumcision or FGM.

The stars of the film are a team of cricket playing Maasai warriors. They’ve been playing since 2009, and their ambition was to play at Lords, which they did this summer. They are a fine sight to behold…

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6 thoughts on “Maasai Cricket Warriors Against FGM ~ Warning: this post comes with a Sensitive Subject Sticker

  1. A barbaric custom no one could tell of it’s importance to womanhood even back then. Customes is no longer to blame rather the parents who allow the practice. Good stuff Sis

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