Author Caitlin Moran adds voice to global campaign against FGM

ENGLAND: London: INT Set-up shots of Caitlin Moran (Writer) sitting chatting to Nimko Ali (FGM Campaigner) at kitchen table NATSOT Caitlin Moran (Writer) interview SOT - for years this subject has confused me / feel I need to support these girls / this is something that someone came up with - it's not in Koran or Bible / chances of someone inventing FGM now in 20th century are extremely low, that is why I campaign against it Set-up shots and interview with Nimko Ali (FGM Campaigner) SOT - walked into classroom in 2006 and came across 13 girls, all born in EU, that had undergone FGM / I understood that FGM was form of violence against women and girls / everybody thinks this is cultural thing / it could happen to anybody, anywhere Nimko Ali with reporter Nimko Ali interview SOT - would rather somebody be offended than a child go through FGM / as a 7 year old I would not have been offended if somebody asked my parents... that might have saved me from having FGM / once you break that cycle it is broken forever Reporter and Caitlin Moran Caitlin Moran (writer) interview SOT - I've got all this fame here, this platform / I try and pull as many people as I can onto the platform to have some of my space, light / that's what I'm doing with this particular issue Q: re writing about poverty Caitlin Moran SOT - when I was poor 13 year old girl in Northampton, I would have loved people to be speaking about those issues / it's down to how you spend your fame Q: how do you defend not sending your children to state schools? Caitlin Moran SOT - I'm in black hole of Crouch End / can't get your kids into a state school here / would I like amazing comprehensive education for everyone - yes / can I get it - no / made a fudgy compromise to make sure my children are happy - yep - for a girl to feel normal / in a world where we're telling girls they have to be cut to be normal, that to be born a girl is not correct, they have to be surgically alt...

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