Intactivism: May 2013 in Review
Parents, protect your babies. Support intactivism. The following list includes blogs, articles, and websites of interest to Intactivists that were published in the past month. This is a running tally of the ones I found interesting.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Guggie Daly: Jewish Anti-Circumcision and Intactivist Ads in Israel (Translations Provided)
Guggie translates Hebrew informational posters and brochures that provide intactivist messages. The Hebrew messages were produced by an Israeli Intactivist Group.
Friday, May 10, 2013
The WHOLE Network: Infant's Brush with Death After Routine Circumcision
A mother writes about her son's ill-fated circumcision. She and her husband took their son to a urologist for a circumcision. They thought they were doing the right thing and that it was only a routine procedure. They were wrong. The boy was cut and they were sent on their way. Unfortunately, the urologist botched the circumcision and the baby started bleeding. The frantic parents finally made it to the ER. The baby boy had to be transferred to another hospital where the urologist stitched up the cut blood vessel. They were sent home, only to have another ambulance trip to the hospital because the baby boy had lost so much blood. All because the parents went with the flow and did not question the need for an infant circumcision.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Choose Intact: The New and Improved Circumcised Banana
Too many people use a banana to illustrate the penis, particularly a circumcised penis. But those images are not accurate. Tony says a green banana better represents an infant circumcision. Letting the green banana ripen better represents what happens as the baby boy grows up to be a man with a circumcised penis. It is not a pretty sight. Sadly, men who were circumcised as infants suffer from the lifelong exposure of their sex organ.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
A Mother's Story: Circumcision... A Mother's Story - by Nancy S.
A mother tells why she had her newborn son circumcised in 1989. She thought she did good, until her adult son recently called her questioning his infant circumcision. He son was distraught with his circumcision and wished to talk it out with his mother. But she did not understand why he was so concerned about having a part of his sex organ cut off. She was clueless -- until she had finally realized that her son's infant circumcision had a terrible impact on him.
Monday, May 20, 2013
YouTube Ryan McAllister: Unrepresented Voices in Circumcision
Professor McAllister produces another educational video on male infant circumcision. An October 2012 presentation at the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Conference. "The bioethics discourse around neonatal circumcision rarely includes the perspectives of the infant, parents with regret, adults who dissent, or conscientious objectors."
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Salem-News: Israeli Intactivist Group Produces Hebrew Materials
The intactivist movement fighting for the rights of children to be free from genital cutting is active in Israel. Even though male circumcision is a Jewish rite widely practiced in Israel, there are those who advocate for banishing the ancient practice for being harmful and not in keeping with modern practices and knowledge.
no circumcision: Male circumcision leads to a bad sex life | ScienceNordic
Even though many American men do not realize it, their infant circumcision has adversely affected their sex life. As they got older, their penis gets less sensitive from the constant rubbing against their clothing. Without the foreskin, they have no gliding action, which gives sex a whole new dimension. Circumcised men are also at risk of experiencing delayed orgasm or ejaculation. The female partners of circumcised men often suffer from vaginal soreness and dryness.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Dr. Momma peaceful parenting: The Medical Benefits of Infant Circumcision
(Hmm. I guess there are no real benefits to infant circumcision, at least for the man who grows up with less penis because he was circumcised as a baby. I know that I do not see any benefits to being circumcised.)
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Chicago Sun-Times: Jury awards $1.3M for newborn’s botched circumcision
A baby boy had part of his penis amputated during his circumcision. A jury awarded the family a judgment of over a million dollars. The monetary award is small compensation for the boy, and the man he will grow up to be, to spend the rest of his life with only part of his penis.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Intact America: Intactivist of the Month: Alan Cumming
Actor and activist Alan Cumming is named Intactivist of the Month by Intact America. Alan authored a book, May the Foreskin be with You, that is scheduled to be released on June 18. Alan is a board member of Intact America. He believes strongly in supporting intactivism and fighting for genital integrity for all children. I applaud him for taking a stand for children.