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

Listen to Ayaan Hirsi Ali speak about her life story, political correctness and female genital mutilation (FGM) with Christina Hoff Sommers and Danielle Crittenden on their podcast Femsplainers.

This podcast begins with a brief explanation of Ayaan’s life and how she met the two hosts if you would like to skip this part start the podcast at the 10:00 minute mark.

If you would like to hear about FGM specifically, start listening around the 42:00 minute mark.

Listen here.


  1. Nancy Crawford says:

    I have always admired and adorex your bravery and steadfastness. Born and raised in Canada and I always felt a keen sense of guilt at the sheer luck of being allowed to grow up free and opinionated as I have been. You are a hero and I don’t know why it has taken so long for me to look for more of your work. I just finished reading Infidel and now want to find more! Thank you for speaking out and inspiring so many!

  2. The AHA Foundation says:

    Hi Alicia, thanks for pointing that out! I have updated the link now. You can try this one too: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-ayaan-hirsi-ali-you-dont-know/id1366430955?i=1000413037174

    Hope that works for you!

  3. Alicia says:

    Sadly, the link doesn’t work, so I was unable to listen, just a got a list of lots of other podcasts, but not the one.

  4. Refugio says:

    Hi, honorable, admirable y respetuosa. Ayaan Hirsi Alli. Para mi eres un gran y extraordinario ser humano, la mujer mas valiente, capaz e inteligente sobre la tierra, te admiro, desde que lei su libro titulado Infiel y me gustaria conocerle, aunque no la he visto en persona, pero conozco desde el minimo hasta el mas profundo dolor o quiza tengo la idea, y cada ves que leo mas de usted no quiero parar y quiero seguir leyendo, e visto conferencias. Y deseo poder ayudar en algo. Es un gran ejemplo y es una guerrera. Espero un dia escribir un libro.

  5. John says:

    All I can say is more power to Ayaan, you have my and many more peoples support, you go girl! Love you! =)

  6. Marty Nelson says:

    Ayaan, I have been following you for many years through articles written by other people and things I have seen on the news. For some reason I neglected searching out your Facebook page to follow you which I just recently did. I was driving to work this morning doing a lot of thinking and realizing that contrary to what most people would assume of me being a white male who was born and raised as a Mormon, that one of my heroes is you. Your courage, thoughtfulness, and commitment to the truth is vitally important in my opinion. You inspire me greatly and I love how you are so bravely addressing the fact that major reform is needed in the Muslim religion. There are many many many of us who feel the same and with the way the media silences us these days I just wanted to let you know this. You are a personal hero of mine and you give me courage to speak out. Thank you

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