Intactivism: Weeks in Review January 2013
For more than three years I have been posting a weekly review of blogs and articles relating to circumcision and intactivism. At least, I was doing this until the end of last year.
Unfortunately, the holiday season proved too much for me. Work piled up. Other obligations came up. I ran out of time. Until I free up more time, my Week in Review series will be sporadic.
The following are recent posts that deserve to be widely read.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Beyond the Bris: Questioning Jewish Circumcision: Third Year Brings Change for Beyond the Bris
Rebecca Wald, the Jewish mother behind the blog Beyond the Bris, writes about starting her third year of the website. She is bringing on another writer to help.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
ICGI - International Coalition of Genital Integrity: ICGI closes first Intactivist blog
After ten years of keeping intactivists informed, ICGI announces that it is closing its blog. Dan Bollinger points out that there are many more blogs and information is much more accessible than when he started ICGI. I will miss Dan's voice through ICGI. But I am sure we will continue hearing from him.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Awesatious: Foreskin is NOT gross!
Some people say foreskin is gross. It is not. It may be unfamiliar to many in America. But that does not make it gross. This blogger attacks many myths about foreskin, including how it looks.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Lawn Cares: Recalling Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema’s courageous stance against circumcision in 2001
Lawn recalls attending a play about a Jewish mother who resists having her son be circumcised. At the end, she succumbs to the pressure and the boy is cut. Lawn contacted the actress and the playwright . Both agreed that male infant circumcision should stop. The actress is now a member of Congress. The playwright reworked the ending and is hoping to have it performed again.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Metro News: In Photos: Vancouver-based group to protest Oprah’s promo of baby foreskin-derived face cream
Glen Callender's protest against Oprah Winfrey and her endorsement of face cream made from baby foreskin fibroblasts got good press coverage.
Coco Perez: Oprah Under Fire For Using Foreskin Face Cream???
Glen Callender of Canadian Foreskin Awareness Project (CAN-FAP) recently protested Oprah Winfrey during her trip to Vancouver. Glen was quoted saying, "We're not an anti-circumcision group. What we are against is circumcision being forced on people without their consent." Opray endorses skin care products made from foreskin fibroblasts. These fibroblasts are made from the foreskins taken from baby boys who were circumcised.
ONTD! Oh No! They Didn't: Oprah likes foreskin on her face, a couple of Canadians protest
Another report on Glen Callender's protest against Oprah and her promotion of face cream made from fibroblasts form baby foreskins. Foreskins removed during male infant circumcision.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
YouTube: Circumcise Oprah Protest
Vancouver intactivists led by performance artist Glen Callender, founder of Canadian Foreskin Awareness Project (CAN-FAP), protested Oprah Winfrey's appearance at Rogers Area on January 24, 2013.
no circumcision: What the Bible Really Says About Routine Infant Circumcision
A reprint of a 2008 post. The article provides an in-depth look at the many parts of the Bible that mention circumcision. Those that follow the teachings of the Bible should be aware that the New Testament says that male circumcision is unnecessary.