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Casualty tonight

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HungryClocksGoBackFourSeconds Sat 06-Apr-13 20:47:09

Tonight and the 13th, Casualty is going to be covering an FGM storyline. I don't know much about it and I don't usually watch Casualty but will be tuning in tonight. Thought some of you may be interested too.
It starts at 9.20 and I think it's BBC1

noisytoys Sat 06-Apr-13 20:51:15

sad Great that they are covering it but sad that in 2013 it is still happening

HungryClocksGoBackFourSeconds Sat 06-Apr-13 22:15:54

did you watch?

It's covered (some of) the complications in pregnancy and the fact that there is sensitive support from pregnant women who have undergone FGM. It's also covered the idea of taking girls out of the country to undergo it. The younger sister was excited to go, which I think was an important thing to show as it highlighted the cultural aspect.

It showed a clip of next week, which looks like they have attempted to do it at home and one of the girls has hemorrhaged.

I'm really pleased to see it covered on mainstream tv, not just in the news.

TerrariaMum Wed 10-Apr-13 10:45:51

I had gone off Casualty because I wasn't finding the characters compelling but then I saw your post and it piqued my curiosity.

I thought they handled it very well and sensitively. I really liked how they characterised the mother. She clearly loves her daughter and cares about her which I think is a good way to show how this is such a difficult issue when you look beyond the surface.

HungryClocksGoBackFourSeconds Sat 13-Apr-13 22:03:09

Did anyone watch part two tonight?

BriansBrain Sat 13-Apr-13 22:26:04

I watched it sad I have very little understanding of it. Do they cut away any part of the vagina that gives pleasure and then sew it up only leaving a hole to penetrate?

Horrible to think this is still be happening in 2013

HungryClocksGoBackFourSeconds Sat 13-Apr-13 22:56:30

There are four different types but it seemed as though the type of FGM being covered in casualty was infibulation which is removal of all the external genitalia and then sewing the whole area up with just a tiny hole for urine and menstruation.

I thought it covered a wide range of FGM issues in a short time. Very well done.

LineRunner Sun 14-Apr-13 19:33:49

I watched it. Jesus.

LagomOchLyckaSwede Sun 14-Apr-13 19:36:01

It's terrible. I have a friend who's a campaigner about FGM as she had it done to her as a child. She does a lot of runs etc; raising money but says small parts of the storyline were inaccurate but she's happy that FGM is being recognised more widely. It's horrific, isn't it?

HungryClocksGoBackFourSeconds Mon 15-Apr-13 02:23:51

It is horrific.
Though I have read on FGM charity sites that it is possible to end FGM in a generation (which is what happened with foot binding in China).

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