Onward and upward
I have to admit this Clitoraid nonsense took way too much of my time and energy and I’ve spent the last couple of weeks catching up with the rest of my life.
So, I’m planning on this being my last post about Clitoraid. For those interested in furthering the conversation I’ve started a separate page on my blog here.
In the meanwhile here is a fantastic article by SF Appeal that pretty much wraps up what happened with the Clitoraid and Good Vibrations saga. As the writer points out, Good Vibrations still does not come out smelling good.
I do find it extremely disappointing that the hundreds of people who organized to bring public scrutiny and transparency to amend the situation and pry the good reputation of Good Vibrations away from Clitoraid — many of them longtime members of Good Vibrations’ community — only found out that Good Vibes ended their association via an editorial in that newspaper. None were contacted or informed directly; the blogging and Facebook communities whose loyalty buoyed the discussion were left to find news about the changes on their own.
To this day I am still waiting for Good Vibrations to announce their latest African women’s organization partner. Indeed they made profuse promises to me and others that they would replace their support of Clitoraid with support for an organization headed and run by African women who are concerned with the issue of Female Circumcision. We all worked hard to identify potential partners but to this day there has been no announcement. If I were reading this from Good Vibrations, I’d make a move and make an announcement. Clearly the community is watching and waiting…
As for me, I intend to focus my blog on more ‘boring’ things now. I have a couple of really cool conferences lined up for the next couple of weeks and I intend to tweet from them and perhaps even put up some posts from the road.