Good Vibrations begins sending good vibes African women’s way!
Update April 15th:
WE DID IT!! Today’s San Francisco Chronicle further confirms that Good Vibrations has officially dropped their support of Clitoraid and with their humiliating ‘adopt a clitoris’ campaign. Instead, Good Vibrations is searching to partner with a feminist organization addressing the issue of Female Circumcision in a culturally appropriate and respectful way. (see call for suggestions below).
YOUR signatures, tweets, blogs, led to the overwhelming public response so that the campaign only needed to last 10 days from April 5th to April 15th!
THANK YOU for taking a stand for African Women’s dignity and respect.
April 14th 2010
Definitely as a result of all our mobilizing, and perhaps highlighted by today’s article in the San Francisco Chronicle there is finally some good vibes coming from Good Vibrations. Indeed, I’m beyond excited to have a positive update to this ongoing drama about Good Vibrations and Clitoraid with their adopt a clitoris campaign.
Jackie Strano, GV’s Chief Operating Officer and I have been in further contact and she has promised to end Good Vibration’s support of Clitoraid and partner with an African women’s organization addressing the issue of Female Circumcision. In fact, Good Vibrations is now actively seeking to partner with an African women’s organizations working on this issue!
So, I am turning to you out there, who have kept up with this blog and supporting the critique of Clitoraid, to please let us all know of potential partner organizations.
By crowdsourcing this information on African women’s initiatives around FC I’m hoping for two things: 1. Good Vibrations will be spoilt for choice when it comes to potential partners, and 2. Those organizations dealing with FC will have some public recognition for their diligent and good work that too frequently goes unrecognized.
So, please help me reach out into all your networks and identify African women’s initiatives addressing FC and its impacts on women’s health.
Please note that posting here in no way constitutes an endorsement. We must always conduct rigorous due diligence before endorsing any charity!