Intactivism: September 2013 in Review
I am still way too busy to do this post justice. A lot is happening, but I do not have time to report on it even a small fraction of it.
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.
September 6, 2013
Journal of Medical Ethics: Forced circumcision of men (abridged)
The abstract of an ethics article in the Journal of Medical Ethics states, "The forced circumcision of men is a widespread human rights abuse that often accompanies other human rights violations. It occurs in clashes between circumcising and non-circumcising cultures, or when individuals in circumcising cultures reject circumcision. This article documents the forced circumcision of men against their will, shows how evidence of forced circumcision has been downplayed and discounted, and outlines and discusses some measures that could help to reduce its prevalence."
September 20, 2013
JudgyBitch: The circumcision “debate” is missing the point: adults can do whatever they want to their genitals. No one gets to carve up a baby’s hoochie!
A great post discussing male infant circumcision and how barbaric it is. Body modifications should be done by consenting adults, not on infants and children.
September 29, 2013
Circumcision Diaries: How American medical school books normalize genital mutilation (circumcision)
The author discusses a college textbook and how it normalizes circumcision instead of addressing the natural male anatomy. For example, the illustrations of the male penis show the penis with an exposed glans and not with a foreskin covering the penis. "Foreskin" is not in the glossary, although it should be.
September 30, 2013
Men Do Complain: Historic event in Denmark; report by Morten Frisch
A group of ombudsmen and Nordic children's health professional organizations agreed on a resolution urging a ban on non-therapeutic circumcision of infants and boys. The resolution called for letting boys (and the men they grow up to be) to decide for themselves if they want to be circumcised.
Digital Journal: Intact America Protests Good Samaritan’s Experimentation On Healthy Baby Boys
A press release about an Intact America protest against the experimentation on baby boys being carried out at TriHealth Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.