Intactivism: Week in Review April 28, 2012
Parents, protect your babies. Support intactivism. The following list includes blogs, articles, and websites of interest to Intactivists that were published in the past week. This is a running tally of the ones I found interesting.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Beyond the Bris: Questioning Jewish Circumcision: Choosing Brit Shalom Over Brit Milah
A Jewish mother tells of holding a Brit Shalom for her son. She and her husband decided against circumcising their son. Her son grew up happy to have his whole penis. He is actively involved with Judaism and has not been held back because he was not circumcised.
Solutions: Lawmakers reconsider circumcision for babies on Medicaid
An amendment adding circumcision payments to Medicaid was voted down in the Colorado Senate last week. This week a senate subcommittee voted to move the bill forward. Huh? It seems like some in Colorado really want to cut the sex organs of baby boys.
Salem-News: CIRCUMCISION: Culture-Bound and Culture-Specific Syndromes with Shared Psychotic Disorder
An article discussing the cultural aspects of circumcision.
sitfu.com: Circumcision – Male Genital Mutilation
sitfu questions why male genital mutilation is so accepted as a societal custom. "’s like, after the baby boy is born, as if that’s not traumatic enough, he is then forced to suffer the excruciating pain and shock of having a very important piece of his body cut off … from the most sensitive part of his body, no less!"
Planetary Vision: Infant male circumcision is genital mutilation
A plea to parents to leave their sons whole and uncut. Do not circumcise your baby boy.
Monday, April 25, 2012
Job Description Mommy: Invaluable Circumcision Resources
A list of websites and web posts that contain circumcision information for parents. For those faced with the circumcision decision, the listed links are a valuable resource.
Theupliftingcrane's Blog: Circumcision: Male Genital Mutilation (Hello! Occh!)
The American rite of passage for males is to cut off part of their penis. "It’s like, after the baby boy is born, as if that’s not traumatic enough, he is then forced to suffer the excruciating pain and shock of having a very important piece of his body cut off … from the most sensitive part of his body." Why is it that male infant circumcision still continues?
Thursday, April 26, 2012
That Mama Gretchen: The Circumcision Decision: Keeping Our Son Intact
A mother tells how she left the circumcision decision up to her husband for their first baby. Instead of a boy, it was a girl. She has learned a lot since then and is determined that if she has a boy, he will remain whole and intact because he will not be circumcised.
Friday, April 27, 2012
The Windsor Star: Father faces second trial after bid to circumcise son
A Father tried to circumcise his 4-year old son with a razor blade and a blood-clotting chemical meant for horses. His son survived, but with a botched circumcision and a mangled penis. The father was convicted of criminal negligence, and the charged was upped to aggravated assault after the man appealed. The Supreme Court of Canada will hear the case on appeal. It is amazing that the man was convicted only for aggravated assault. It seems that the crime was much worse than assault.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
About Psychology: On Child Birthing, C-Sections, Circumcision and Women’s Rights, Psychology
YouTube video of Dr. John Breeding discussing various topics including; Child Birthing, C-Sections, Circumcision and Women's Rights. He talks about the medicalization of health care in the US and how the patient's needs and desires take a back seat to what doctors and society wants to do.
NZ City: Peaches Geldof will not have her newborn son circumcised
Thomas Cohen, who fronts SCUM, and his wife Peaches Geldof, are both Jewish. But they decided to leave their newborn son whole and intact.