I have always been interested by how embedded oppressive cultural norms have become in language and discourse with regards to women's bodies, identities, and lives. I want this assignment to be centered around that and how it affects our perceptions of our selves. I am particularly interested in how discourse contributes to victims blaming, and why this is related to complete absence of reliable rape statistics in Sudan. I feel a strong urge to tie this to how rhetoric contributes to oppressive and barbaric practices such as FGM. I am not sure yet as to how I would accomplish this. So I am reaching out to you to get some feedback, and possibly some suggestion and ideas.