A four-year-old American child has been ordered to have a circumcision despite the fact that neither he nor one of his parents wants it, because one parent does. How can such cruelty go unchallenged?
Circumcision is medically unnecessary, harmful, dangerous, not required in its current form by most religious traditions, and rationalizations for it are largely based on quack medicine and hatred of male sexuality. Jacqueline Hooman and Men’s Human Rights Ontario have info you should know, and share with others.
Recently, the African Circumcision Advisory Committee acquired a new member, Kennedy Owino, a Kenyan native. Owino is a member of The Intact Network and helps run its chapter in Kenya. Recently AVFM’s Robert O’Hara interviewed Owino in order to give readers an idea of just what is happening on the ground in Africa on circumcision as a political issue.
Twenty years ago today, Lorena Bobbitt took a kitchen knife and severed her husband John’s penis, then driving off and tossing it in a field. The result was not a nation shocked and outraged at a sexual mutilation, but a comical reaction from a culture of violence against men, particularly sexual violence. Piece Harlan delivers a stunning review of events. [Illustration by Europa Phoenix]