Educate Yourself: ‘Go. Leave. You Can’t Be Here’:... →
wegiveadamn: ‘Go. Leave. You Can’t Be Here’: What Happened When I Tried to Investigate the Connection Between the NYPD and Brookfield Properties, Zuccotti’s Owners Why did a police officer declare my reporting “illegal” just days before the pre-dawn raid on the OWS encampment? November 13, 2011 | Photo Credit: Nick Turse For the past several weeks, a Ford F550 truck has been parked...
Flawed Circumcision Defense: Dr. Edgar Schoen →
Dr. Edgar Schoen has devoted his life to defending male infant circumcision. He often speaks out supporting the outdated practice. Even though he is a doctor, he does not rely upon medical evidence to support his position, but often resorts to ad hominem attacks and hyperbole. He fails to address the ethical issues of doctors performing surgery to remove healthy tissue when the patient does...
Shocking Truth about Crackdown on Occupy Wall... →
fancysarah: “Why this massive mobilisation against these not-yet-fully-articulated, unarmed, inchoate people? After all, protesters against the war in Iraq, Tea Party rallies and others have all proceeded without this coordinated crackdown. Is it really the camping? As I write, two hundred young people, with sleeping bags, suitcases and even folding chairs, are still camping out all night and...
Awesatious: Since when does forgotten abuse mean... →
Many advocate circumcision for baby boys because they say that the baby will not remember it. Huh? So, it is ok to hurt babies, as long as they will not remember it? Do people even think before they say such things?
Why Occupy? →
dougluberts: We who engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive.” - Martin Luther King, Jr., “Letter from Birmingham Jail” I’m not a political writer, and this is not a political blog. I don’t intend this to become a political blog, but since I believe that it is our duty, as citizens, to defend...
Millions Spent To Evict "Occupy" Camps, While... →
heartsofsharks: Why does this not surprise me. I notice that it is only the cities that are actively fighting the protesters that have the expenses. Those cities that are more tolerant have much less expense, if any.
Anonymous asked: can i make my penise uncircumsise
mapedog: apparently, revolution is only okay when it’s not your country. Egypt? Libya? go ahead, revolt! occupy anything? go home. we can spend over $1 billion to help Libyans violently overthrow their repressive government. when (mostly) peaceful protests and demonstrations in the united states begin…. well now we’re dealing with a whole different creature. right? uphold american democracy...
Monsters and Critics: South African doctor warns... →
The editor of the South African Medical Journal warned on Wednesday against a government plan to promote circumcision as part of an anti-HIV campaign. There is a real risk that pushing circumcision will undermine gains made in encouraging condom use, which are more effective than male circumcision.
Recovery from a Botched Circumcision: Off to a... →
A blog by a 21 year old college student who tells of his botched circumcision. He had a skin bridge from his corona to his shaft. The skin bridge is so large that it prevents him from getting fully erect without it becoming painful. His blog starts near the end because he is seeking another surgery to correct his botched circumcision. If he had been left intact, he could have avoided all these...
John's Foreskin Restoration Experience: Results! →
After manual tugging to restore his foreskin, John notices that he feels looser. That is a good indication that he has broken any adhesions from his circumcision scar and he is increasing his skin flexibility. He is on his way to regaining his foreskin.
Regrets from a Circumcision →
Why do parents persist in doing this to their sons? I was 20 years old when I had my son, but I was not your typical twenty-something. By that time, I had already been married for almost three years and had a two-year old. I was fairly educated about birth and considered myself pretty informed about most matters. We found out we were having a boy around the middle of the pregnancy, so we had...
Ad hominem attacks on circumcision fetishists? →
Judith takes to task some pro-circumcision folks on Twitter who cry ad hominem attacks when there has been no such attack. Some pro-circumcision advocates belong to Circ List and the Gilgal Society, two circumfetishist organizations.
Laughing in Purgatory: Another Reason Not To... →
Male infant circumcision is a medically unnecessary surgical procedure that has risks and sometimes results in complications. Studies, including a recent one, show that male circumcision often results in reduced sexual pleasure for both the man and woman.
Sex and Circumcision →
Georganne was asked point blank if sex is better with a circumcised man or with an intact man. She answered, “All other things being equal, yes, sex is better with a man who has a normal, complete penis.” Many circumcised men have trouble accepting that circumcision removes valuable, erogenous tissue from the penis. The Lost List identifies some of the things that a man loses by being...
Lawn Cares: Penn State abuse is part of America’s... →
There is hypocrisy in being outraged at what happened at Penn State while also thinking nothing of cutting off part of a baby boy’s sex organ. Why is it that people cannot leave boys alone? Why is it that people must mess with a boy’s penis? Leave baby boys whole and intact and keep your hands off them as they grow up.
Child Circumcision: An Elephant in the Hospital →
A short blog about Professor Ryan McAllister’s class on child circumcision, which includes various types of genital cutting of children. The video of his class presentation is very straight-forward as he presents the facts and science behind the harms and risks of genital cutting of boys and girls.
The American Medical Association Should Be... →
A blog condemning the recent vote by the AMA against bans of male infant circumcision. It appears that the doctors are voting with their wallets, not their ethics, by continuing genital cutting of healthy baby boys. Intact America points out that the doctor’s patient is the baby boy who is having part of his penis cut off.
Prediction from Greg Sargent →
wilwheaton: The ultra wealthy will spend a whole lot of undisclosed money on a whole lot of ads filled with a whole lot of lies designed to dupe a whole lot of struggling Americans into believing that their number one problem in life is a rag-tag band of nose-ringed hippies who somehow managed to compel our media to tentatively begin a discussion about this, and the very modest actions we...
Awesatious: Infant Circumcision vs. Adult... →
Judith compares infant circumcision with adult circumcision. There is a big difference. Infant circumcision does more damage because the foreskin has to be forcibly separated from the glans. It is also more painful because an adult has better pain medication, both during the surgery and aftwards (and without the wound sitting in a dirty diaper).