Despite awareness raised about the evils of female genital cutting, many think it strange that men would protest against the cutting of male genitals, or of restoring the male foreskin by surgery or other methods.
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]
Blaming men for women cutting up their labia? Patrice Stanton calls bullshit, and notes how many so called “strong independent” women, even self-describe “cougars,” appear more like toddlers or crying kittens. It’s a simple question: are women accountable for their own choices, or is it always the fault of Teh Menz?
Oprah Winfrey has a skin cream for you. It was produced with the finest ingredients, including the human suffering of male babies. Intactivists took to the streets at an Oprah event recently in Hamilton, Ontario. Our own Dan Perrins joined their ranks, challenging attendees to take a look at Oprah’s values.