Questioning Circumcision

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A worldwide human rights issue… December 10, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — intactivist @ 9:58 pm

 

FOR USE AS DESIRED WITH YEAR END–FILE *Filipino Ruel Emir cries as he is being given a free circumcision during a military medical mission as part of community service at a slum community in Tondo, Manila, in this March 31, 2007, file photo./AP – U.N. health agencies recommended Wednesday that heterosexual men undergo circumcision because of “compelling” evidence that it can reduce their chances of contracting HIV by up to 60 percent. March 28th, 2007/A boy being circumcised recently in Algeria. Circumcision practices vary widely across the world. (Fayez Nureldine/Getty Images)

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6 Responses to “A worldwide human rights issue…”

  1. llamalluv Says:

    “Circumcision doesn’t hurt a bit. Your child won’t even know half the surface area of his penis has been removed.”

    Yeah, right.

  2. Billie Says:

    That is horrible! I refused to put either one of my boys through that and if this one is a boy, as well, he will also be uncircumcised. Great blog!

  3. Jen Says:

    Those poor children 😦 Pictures and articles like that make the double standard between female and male genital mutilation seem all the more ludicrous.

  4. Ejay Says:

    I am part of a blog that is opposed to child circumcision.
    I have also wirtten a paper on this.
    These children have suffered, and the long term effects are unknown.
    They will have problems with this.
    I will never put any child of mine through this painful act.
    Never never.
    His body, HIS choice.

  5. Joe in CA Says:

    Has anyone visited this link about circumcision in Turkey?
    http://www.viceland.com/int/v14n9/htdocs/circ.php?country=ca

  6. Steve Says:

    I’ve seen signs that the end of the world is coming as predictions in the bible come true. When I see things like these pictures here, I’m glad the world will end.

    The U.S. is so eager to educate poor countries, why don’t we teach them things like safe sex instead of hurting them. If I was that country, I’d consider this an act of war if some military came in and did this to my people. And if it’s their own military, it’s a good thing the world is going to end.


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