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Eradicating female genital mutilation means destroying capitalist colonialism 

According to the World Heath Organization, there is an estimated 125 million girls and women throughout the world who have been subjected to a practice called female genital mutilation (FGM), a majority of whom lives in Africa and the Middle East.

FGM is the removing or altering of the external genitalia of girls and young women, which is a centuries-old practice that predates modern religion.

Supporters of this practice provide various reasons for maintaining it, often citing cultural traditions. Opponents of FGM provide a long list of medical and moral reasons why it should end.

Whatever the medical or cultural reasons given for or against FGM, the African National Women’s Organization (ANWO) is clear that, at its core, female genital mutilation further limits the freedom of African women and girls who are already suffering under colonial domination.

Therefore, we unite with the African People’s Socialist Party’s position to end the mutilation of women that reads:

“African women also find themselves locked into backward social practices that have assumed the weight of culture. Genital mutilation is one of the most obvious of such practices.

“While there is a debate on whether this practice was introduced into Africa by Arabs or other external forces, the fact remains that genital mutilation is a brutal method used in attempt to guarantee male inheritance rights by limiting the sexual freedom of women.”

No such thing as women in general: White women and their support of imperialism 

Early in the 2016 electioneering for the seat of U.S. president, the most visible advocates for either candidates were women.

In Donald Trump’s camp were the likely open white nationalist “good ole’ girls” and the unlikely African supporters like YouTubers Diamond and Silk and Omarosa Manigault.

In Hillary Clinton’s camp were the so-called progressives, entertainers like Beyonce and feminists, some of whom were left with her as their ONLY candidate for a chance at presidency, after fake socialist Bernie Sanders failed to win the Democratic Party primary.

6 Reasons why you need to #Vote4BlackPower after last night’s U.S. presidential debate 

Last night’s final presidential debates between Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton proved to be the pinnacle of the non-violent contest between the opposing sectors of the white ruling class.

We saw during the two-hour-long #debatenight, imperialism crumbling before our very eyes as Trump and Hillary each pushed their respective agendas, without even a thought given to the African community.

It is even clearer now that the time is ripe for Africans to forward our own political agenda, say “forget 'em both” and #vote4BlackPower!