An Open Letter to the Author of ‘How Circumcision Broke the Internet’


Reblogged from The Good Men Project with permission from Brian Earp – visit the site, it’s highly readable and an enormously important initiative.

September 23, 2013 by

circumcision photo by miss pupik

Brian D. Earp believes circumcision is worth talking about. And he would like Mr. Stern and the editors of Slate magazine to know why.

Dear Mr. Stern,

I recently read your article, “How Circumcision Broke the Internet” for Slate magazine [republished as “‘Intactivists’ Against Circumcision” in Canada’s National Post]. I understand your concern about overheated rhetoric in public debates as well as the misuse of science to support untenable positions. As a scientist and ethicist who studies circumcision profes Continue reading

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A man’s point of view on circumcision


Eddy Cameron

A man’s point of view on circumcision.

I truly envy you Ladies. You’re Federally protected from female genital mutilation (FGM) in the United States, I am not. You have all your bits, I do not. I wonder what it feels like to be able to feel everything while I struggled to feel anything.

And yet, you can sit there, typing, with a straight face, extolling the benefits of male genital mutilation.

Remember that these are only words, and my words at that. They cannot harm Continue reading

Another Danish Party Adopts Stance Against Non-therapeutic Circumcision


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Yet another Danish political party has adopted stance against circumcision of healthy boys. Venstres Ungdom which is a liberal right-wing youth party has just voted on the issue 30 minutes ago. Venstres Ungdom is not in parliament but resolutions passed there can sometimes be used to vet the mother party’s stance on certain issues.

(Venstres Ungdom translates to the Youth of the Left for historical reasons but is a right-wing party)

Every circumcision is botched


Steven Svoboda, Founder of Attorneys for the Rights of the Child explains why every circumcision in his opinion is botched and tells why he got into intactivism decades ago.