Human Rights Organization Debuts ‘International Clitoris Awareness Week’
LAS VEGAS (CBS Las Vegas) – A group formed to protest and combat female genital mutilation declared the time between May 6 and May 12 of this year to be the first-ever International Clitoris Awareness Week.
The organization, Clitoraid, released a statement Friday about the awareness campaign.
“[The clitoris has] been ignored, vilified, made taboo, and considered sinful and shameful for centuries because of patriarchal religious values,” Gary said. “It’s time to give this beautiful organ the attention it deserves. It’s the only human organ with an exclusive sexual pleasure function!”
According to their official website, Clitoraid endeavors to “celebrat[e] sexual freedom and pleasure for all women in the world.” Since its inception in 2006, the organization has aimed to train doctors in clitoral repair surgery techniques.