From a medical journal in the 1960s – forward thinking Doctor in the USA writes about this bizarre pseudo medical ritual that makes money for the private health services in the USA …
“… This ritual, however, has become so widespread in the United States that it is no longer much of a status symbol, and a situation has arisen where any recently delivered mother who is eccentric enough to wish her child to retain his prepuce, would be well advised to maintain permanent guard over it until such time as they both leave the hospital. The nursery staff of most American hospitals have an insatiable urge to remove the foreskin and this instinct often causes great concern among European women who do not subscribe to this practice and through force of circumstances have their baby in the United States. ”
THE RAPE OF THE PHALLUS
Excellent article on the odds of medical intervention being required for the male foreskin.
“… Let’s set ethical arguments about pain, consent, divine design, etc. aside for now. Let’s just look at the math. What are the odds that your son will actually need to have a circumcision later?”
Circumcision Math: Does it add up?
Intactivist’s effort to get Amnesty to act on MGM buried …
Death for another child. Christians in Egypt guilty of FGM …
“Despite the ban in 2008, female genital mutilation (FGM) is still widespread in Egypt, especially in rural areas. It is practised among Muslims as well as Egypt’s minority Christians.
The law led to the first prison sentence against a doctor in Egypt in January 2015, with the girl’s father in that case given a three-month suspended sentence.
On Sunday, Mousa’s sister had just undergone the operation before she was sent in for surgery.
The girls’ mother is a nurse, while their late father was a surgeon. The operation was being carried out by a registered female doctor, according to Abdel-Samee”
Egyptian girl dies during banned female genital mutilation operation
It is best to watch the article – there are no explicit scenes of cutting –
Me: I watched Sky News’ report on FGM in Puntland, Somalia. For people who have no idea about FGM – like most UK natives – it was informative. The reporter stated that Sky tried to persuade the Mother not to do it. Sky informed the local Police – who were not interested as there is no law against FGM in Puntland. They covered the terrible consequences for the girls. They hid the identity of the girl. They covered the campaign to legislate against FGM in Puntland. For someone like Hibo Wardere
, it must be deeply upsetting to watch this report as it must bring back memories one would rather not have, but I would say that the program will raise awareness. I… think their report fair – remember most people in the UK have no idea what goes on in connection with FGM.
Anti-FGM Activist: “There are other ways to raise awareness… This is a form of child abuse, do you advocate sky news filming other forms of child abuse, just so we’re all clear on what goes on? I completely and utterly disagree that this was necessary to raise awareness. I work with Hibo and have seen first hand how she educates people who had no idea about fgm. No more girls lives need to be ruined!”
Me: Sky will reach many people – it would take many Hibos working for many years to reach as many people. I agree that perhaps their title is misleading “Activists Edge Closer ….” and yet the video content is more about the poor girl. If you read their web page about the report, however, it is very positive about the fight for FGM legislation in the Puntland region, and not sensationalist …
Anti-FGM Activist: “Funnily enough I understand how mass media works… but thank you for taking the time to explain it to me. But instead if patronising me, why don’t you answer my question, would you advocate the filming of other acts of violence/abuse, just as long it was presented as part of a campaign to end that particular form of violence/ abuse?”
Me: Should we stop reporting wars and not show the devastation and suffering? Is not Hibo Wardere
‘s book a form of sensationalism – I hope the profits are going to charity… the graphic used to illustrate the front of Hibo Wardere
‘s book is in my view sensationalist – the very thing you are accusing Sky News
of. Hypocracy indeed.
Yahweh encourages the sickest stuff … A Mohel is a Jewish genital mutilator.
“‘When the penis of an infant is in a state of erection the operation is more easily performed and the dressing more efficiently applied. The manipulation of the organ necessary to grasp the prepuce is generally sufficient to stimulate the increased blood supply requisite for an erection. The Mohel will now, at a glance, observe the exact disposition of the mucous membrane covering the glans. He insinuates the nail of the right thumb under its edge, and seizes it between the nail and the index finger.'”
You can read the article at https://www.15square.org.uk/surgical-operation-vs-traditio…/