Ayaan in the News

BOSTON — It was 1988 in Sierra Leone, Africa. Four blindfolded sisters under the age of 18, the youngest being 11, waited anxiously with their mother and father outside the bondo bush, a private enclosure constructed near their village. The oldest walked in, unaware of what was about to happen to her.

Despite putting up a fight, her grandmother used a knife and removed her clitoris and labia without any anesthetic. She screamed and almost bled to death.

“It was horrible, very painful and barbaric,” said the 48-year-old Massachusetts resident who twice testified anonymously in support of proposed legislation to protect girls in Massachusetts from female genital mutilation, with no exceptions to religion, culture, or parental consent.

State Sen. Harriette L. Chandler, D-Worcester, introduced the bill at the start of the 2017-2018 legislative session. The bill was placed under review last March, indefinitely postponing action.

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October 31, 2018

Chandler pushes bill to prosecute female mutilation – Telegram & Gazette

BOSTON — It was 1988 in Sierra Leone, Africa. Four blindfolded sisters under the age of 18, the […]
September 26, 2018

Mutilated brides fetch higher price, group claims – The Detroit News

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September 20, 2018

This Dangerous Bill in California Must Be Stopped

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August 11, 2018

Ayaan Hirsi Ali on Firing Line with Margaret Hoover

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June 21, 2018

The Horrors of Honor Violence in the West – the Algemeiner

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June 8, 2018

The Human Rights Violation Of Women That Rarely Gets Discussed – The Hoover Institution

On April 11, 2018, the Hoover Institution hosted a panel on female genital mutilation featuring Mary Wambui, the […]
June 5, 2018

Ep. 5: The Ayaan Hirsi Ali You DON’T Know – the Femsplainers Podcast

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May 25, 2018

Episode 60: Ayaan Hirsi Ali – The Jamie Weinstein Show

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May 25, 2018

The anti-woman violence feminists are afraid to confront – published in the New York Post

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April 9, 2018

Will Saudi Arabia Free Its Women? – The Wall Street Journal Full-Text

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February 7, 2018

Florida: Child Marriage – Media Release

For Immediate Release Florida: Child Marriage Ban Hits a Bump Legislators Should Support Bill Setting Minimum Age at […]
January 31, 2018

The “No Platform” Brigade – The Hoover Institution

A public event with the eminent scientist and rationalist Richard Dawkins was cancelled late last year by a […]
January 22, 2018

Pennsylvania HB 413 Media Release

MEDIA RELEASE PUSH TO OUTLAW FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION IN PENNSYLVANIA For immediate release: Monday 22 January 2018 Pennsylvania […]
January 21, 2018

The Cut: Female Genital Mutilation in the Modern World

For many, the subject of female genital mutilation is an uncomfortable and difficult topic to broach or discuss. […]
January 15, 2018

New Hampshire HB 1739 Media Release

MEDIA ALERT: FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION & CHILD MARRIAGE EXPERT SPEAKING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE THIS WEEK AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEW […]
December 4, 2017

The Plot Behind Saudi Arabia’s Fight With Qatar – The New York Times

By Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Originally Published in The New York Times December 4, 2017. In June, Saudi Arabia […]
November 22, 2017

Aurora Prize Selection Committee will gather to review 2018 nominations – Panorama

The Selection Committee of the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity will gather in Berlin, Germany on December 4, […]
November 21, 2017

“Fomentar el islam es independizar a Cataluña de Occidente” – El Mundo

No pudimos conversar en persona. La intelectual más crítica con el islam acaba de tener un bebé. Oculta. Blindada. […]
October 25, 2017

Worse than Weinstein is the exploitation of Florida girls – The Sun Sentinel

This piece was originally published in Florida newspaper, The Sun Sentinel, on Tuesday 24th October, 2017. The flood of […]
October 24, 2017

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Islam–Mecca vs Medina?

This is Jordan Peterson’s Podcast episode featuring Ayaan Hirsi Ali. They discuss Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s recent paper for […]