Eradicate excision Remarks made in Brazzaville, Wednesday December 28th, 2005 (…) It is not often, in society, that we have the occasion to do it but it is important for ourselves. It’s important that once a year we emerge ourselves in the other half of ourselves, because we are all partly female, partly male, even the most machos, even the most simple, even the most “militaristic” in the bad sense of the term. “I am the man and a man doesn’t do that.” They have to look at themselves in the mirror; immediately they have all the answers. Even if we cannot see it, we all have a feminine part. Medically, the women have a clitoris. At least those to whom it hasn’t been removed. And us, Raelians, are here to fight so that abominable crime, which is excision, be definitively eliminated. The Raelians, we should be the pioneers for the preservative, pioneers against excision, against the infibulation also, practically all those terrible and barbaric practices where a part of the ELOHIM’s creation is removed. It is a crime against the creation to remove women clitoris. What is a woman’s clitoris? There is no difference between a clitoris and a penis. The penis that the men are so proud of, is a clitoris that has just grown; nothing else. At the beginning, after the wonderful sexual differentiation, nothing is changed, it’s the same thing. Then, there is one that grows, that makes the penis; when it doesn’t grow, it makes a clitoris. Look at yourselves, men, in the mirror and say: “I have a nice clitoris.” Yes, because it is nothing else. And the women, you can look at yourself in the mirror and say “I have in nice little penis.” Press release for the support of the reconstruction of the clitoris, January 26th, 2006. Press release of support to CLITORAID, 15th May 2006 Press release announcing the launching of the pleasure hospital, Burkina Faso, May 2007 Brazzaville, 28 December 2007 The nomination by RAEL of the famous musician and artist from Ivory Coast, Tiken Jah Fakoli, as Honorary Guide for Humanity for his song "No excision" protesting against the barbaric tradition of female genital mutilation. The title of Honorary Guide is awarded to men and women who are not Raelians, but like the Raelians devote their lives to change the world by reducing violence, denouncing injustice and manipulation of government, eliminating god related taboos and promote human rights. The fight against excision and other female genital mutilation is thus considered an act of highest significance, for it is contributing to the overall development of humanity. Eradicate breast ironing Press release, July 7th 2007 Breast ironing consist of pounding and massaging with wood or stone heated on fire , the breasts of the young girl when they begin to form in order to make them disappear by preventing them from growing. Why? "To preserve the teenage girls from the sight of men and avoid early sex” claim torturers! (Le Quotidien Mutations Yaoundé http://fr.allafrica.com/stories/200605310538.html
;BBC News http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/africa/5107360.stm
) . This widespread practice in Cameroon, where at least 26% of the girls suffer at the time at entry into puberty, is very painful and dangerous. Beyond the physical effects it produces, it marks the victim psychologically for life in the same manner as female genital mutilation does. Evidence suggests that the "breast ironing" is practiced, to a lesser degree, in other regions of Africa, such as in Côte d' Ivory. In this era where science has demonstrated the importance of sensuality in the blossoming of mankind, to be an essential step in the progress of humanity; how can we accept this violence against girls? Rael, spiritual leader of the Raelian movement denounce this method of breast ironing and support the network of associations of tontine and all the people fighting against this other form of mutilation inflicted to young African women. Along with all Raelians in Africa, Rael send out an urgent plea to stop this violence that is also as criminal as female genital mutilation.