Intactivism: Week in Review January 22, 2011
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.
The big news this week is that Tally was interviewed for a foreskin restoration article at The Good Men Project Magazine. The article has information on restoring foreskin, along with a few opposing viewpoints.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Childbirth and… The Benefits of Keeping the Penis Intact
More parents are leaving their sons intact by avoiding circumcision of their sons. The article describes the increased health benefits in addition to the unequivocal pleasures of foreskin later in life.
YouTube video by freedom0speech: The Doctors: Daytime Talk Show Disaster
Doubting Marcus: The Doctors on San Francisco’s Proposed Circumcision Ban
freedom0speech does a good job of disecting and rebutting The Doctors show on male infant circumcision. The show aired on the 12th of January 2011 and was blatantly pro-circ. It is a very well done and sourced video on male circumcision that shoots down all the preposterous reasons people give as to why it's okay.
My Christian Family's Blog: The Doctors: Daytime Talk Show Disaster
Commentary about The Doctors, a daytime television show. The Doctors flippantly discussed circumcision and the proposed circumcision ban sought in San Francisco, California.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Marriage, Mutts, Mead and the Adventure of Life: Circumcision: It Hurts Women Too
A woman writes about how male circumcision affects women. Vaginal dryness is one side effect of sex with a circumcised man.
Just another day in my life: Cosmetic Procedures and Kids
A woman describes a recent YouTube video showing a mother waxing an infant to remove hair. She points out all the reasons that doing so would be a good idea. Tehn she makes a point that those same reasons are used to support male infant circumcision. She makes the point that those who are abhorred by waxing a baby are not offended by circumcision.
Male Circumcision and HIV: "The Doctors" are indeed "fucking mental" or Bad medicine makes for bad TV
A scathing review of the show, "The Doctors." The ignorance and lack of compassion shown by the doctors on the show is beyond belief.
Dr Momma Peaceful Parenting: Boys
Poetry by Audrey Bryk, an articulate intactivist.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
The Good Men Project Magazine: The Foreskin Renaissance
MensHealth.com: The Foreskin Renaissance
Feministe: Meet the Foreskin Restoration Movement
Information on foreskin restoration. I was interviewed for this article. I describe how restoring my foreskin revitalized my sex life. The article is good, although it does contain some bias, like the mohel who is a doctor and the guy who got cut as an adult.
Sam's Stories: ZOMG Brain HURT
A mother with more than a decade of experience with intact penises responds to the reasons commonly given for male infant circumcision. She discusses topics like the locker room (circumcised boys will be in the minority) and looking like dad (a child's penis will not look like dad's unless dad has a problem).
Yahoo! News: Female Genital Mutilation Banned by Islamic Leaders in Mauritania
This week, 34 well-regarded Mauritanian religious and national leaders signed a fatwa, or Islamic law, banning female genital mutilation (FGM). The fatwa is considered a huge stride toward women's rights in the Islam world.
Dr Momma Peaceful Parenting: The Doctors: Daytime Talk Show Disaster
Another scathing review of the doctors on "The Doctors," who ignorantly and ridiculously discussed circumcision on television. DrMomma provides resources and references countering the doctors ignorance.
Lawn Cares: Anti-circumcision movement must unite in one angry voice to end cruel double standard
In just the past two years, the Internet and Facebook have brought together thousands of anti-circumcision people (called intactivists) to share information, news stories, blogs, YouTube commentaries and strategies to fight circumcision. The Web is crawling with the growing public outrage against circumision.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Journal of Infectious Diseases: External Genital Human Papillomavirus Prevalence and Associated Factors Among Heterosexual Men on 5 Continents
Results: Having >3 lifetime female sexual partners had the greatest impact on HPV prevalence. Neither condom usage nor circumcision was associated with HPV DNA prevalence.
Conclusion: Increased numbers of sexual partners was an important risk factor for HPV DNA prevalence.
Cultural Pedophilia in the United States: Social and Cultural Pedophilia in the United States
Cultural Pedophilia in the United States: Social & Cultural Pedophilia and the exploitation of boys & girls Part 2
A new blog, Cultural Pedophilia in the United States, tackles the issue of the obscession of cutting the genitalia of baby boys. Social and Cultural Pedophilia is to speak openly in public about how people like looking at the circumcised penis of a little boy.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Clarissa's Blog: An Initiative to End Male Genital Mutilation
The MGMbill.org is seeking to ban non-therapeutic circumcisions of minors. Clarissa thinks this is a great initiative that is long overdue. I agree. As a society we need to protect our children and not subject them to unnecessary genital cutting. We protect girls from genital cutting in the United States. We now need to protect boys.
Cultural Pedophilia in the United States: Video of genital mutilation
A blogger posts a video of an infant circumcision. The baby boy is obviously in pain and distress during the infant circumcision.
The Daily Guggie Daly: Confessions of a Circumcised Son
A father describes his circumcision experience. He suffered from a botched circumcision that was performed when he was an infant. He harbors no ill will toward his parents.
Dr Momma Peaceful Parenting: My OB Said What?!? "...chewing gum for gays."
A report on an actual conversation with an OB/GYN during a male infant circumcision as reported by the website My OB Said What?!? Not only was the doctor ridiculing the foreskin, but the doctor was making derogatory statements against homosexuals.
Mother Nature Network: Watch: Ferguson on circumcision
A quick report on the Ferguson interview of Dr. Masterson in which she admits that washing is as effective as circumcision when it comes to STDs such as HIV.
The Current: That's What She Said: Don’t judge a penis by its foreskin
A woman who has never had sex with a man having an intact penis admits that she needs to be open to the idea of intact sex. "A healthy sex life requires being open. Not just your legs, but your mind too."
Friday, January 21, 2011
Little Sister's Book & Art Emporium: The Joy of Uncircumcising
While it was once a taboo subject, foreskin restoration is now considered a legitimate concern for the circumcision debate, within the medical ethics field, and for a healthy personal sexual attitude. The book, The Joy Of Uncircumcising!, Exploring Circumcision: History, Myths, Restoration, Sexual Pleasure and Human Rights, by Jim Bigelow provides a thorough treatment on the subject. Although getting dated, the book still provides valuable information and insights.
For those that wish to buy either the e-book or the printed version, they are available from NORM, and the profits go to a good group.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Lawn Cares: One-liners by Circumstitions.com help expose circumcisers continuing their sexual assaults
The Circumstitions website has lots of information for intactivists. Lawn talks about one page that lists short answers to questions that people may raise about male infant circumcision.
DR Momma Peaceful Parenting: Faith Considerations on Circumcision
Born Perfect. No disassembly required.
The WHOLE Network: Medicaid Letter
A sample letter for people to complete and send to their state Medicaid representative. I sent one to my representative. If enough people do this, perhaps we can stop Medicaid funding, which will reduce the number of baby boys who are circumcised.