Georganne Chapin, Executive Director of Intact America, is interviewed. She talks about the dangers of male infant circumcision. She identifies some of the side effects of infant circumcision, including healing complications, neurological issues, and the increase in potential for erectile dysfunction (ED) later in life.
Males who were subjected to male infant circumcision are silenced in our society. For example, one way is that many do not like to use the term mutilation, such as in male genital mutilation, although that term is widely used and accepted for female genital mutilation (FGM). In any dictionary, circumcision meets the definition of mutilation.
I live in the United States. My recent posts on political matters are based on the loss of our freedoms in the United States. Until 9/11, American were not overly scared of life. But since 9/11 the sheeple have increased the wimp factor and allowed our government to run roughshod over our rights.
Does anyone care about privacy?
Does anyone care about due process?
Does anyone care about liberty?
It is up to each one of us to care, to do something. Even if it is only to help educate others of what we are losing.
I want to restore the freedoms and rights of the people of the United States.
THE twin revelations that telecom carriers have been secretly giving the National Security Agency information about Americans’ phone calls, and that the N.S.A. has been capturing e-mail and other private communications from Internet companies as part of a secret program called Prism, have not enraged most Americans. Lulled, perhaps, by the Obama administration’s claims that these “modest encroachments on privacy” were approved by Congress and by federal judges, public opinion quickly migrated from shock to “meh.”
Sadly, we are rapidly losing the freedoms that the United States were founded upon.
It is time to repeal the Patriot Act and restore the freedoms that once made America a good place to live.
God we fuck up teenagers’ heads. We tell them that biological conditions are moral punishments and then we get all shocked when they don’t practice rational risk management of biological conditions. We teach them “sex is super desirable and all the cool kids do it, and it’s hideously shameful and will destroy your life” and we wonder why they act an eensy bit neurotic about it. If you tried to design a system for making sexually active kids confused and unsafe, you couldn’t do much better than the American media and school system.
And for once, the answer is relatively simple. Just talk about sex like it’s a part of life. Some people have sex and some people don’t, because people are different. STIs aren’t bad because they’re Dirty Crotch Rot; they’re bad because they’re contagious illnesses like strep throat or whooping cough, and you can ask a doctor to check for and treat them just like you would with strep throat. Unwanted pregnancy isn’t a scarlet A; it’s a mostly-preventable accident that sometimes occurs when people are going about their normal business of having sex. You can ask the school counselor about a variety of topics, including career planning, problems at home, questions about sex, or conflicts with teachers.
If we could just get the goddamn stick out of our collective ass and accept that sex is a human activity and teenagers are humans, maybe there wouldn’t be quite so many plaintive “I don’t understand my body and I’m confused and scared and I don’t know anyone I can ask in person” messages flying out into the world.
Even though many American men do not realize it, their infant circumcision has adversely affected their sex life. As they got older, their penis gets less sensitive from the constant rubbing against their clothing. Without the foreskin, they have no gliding action, which gives sex a whole new dimension. Circumcised men are also at risk of experiencing delayed orgasm or ejaculation. The female partners of circumcised men often suffer from vaginal soreness and dryness.
A baby boy had part of his penis amputated during his circumcision. A jury awarded the family a judgment of over a million dollars. The monetary award is small compensation for the boy, and the man he will grow up to be, to spend the rest of his life with only part of his penis.