Friday, May 7, 2010


Sometimes I truly can't believe the sad state of the world we live in.

As if the ignorance surrounding male circumcision is not bad enough (ever notice how American moms use the same reasoning and excuses to mutilate their sons that Eastern moms use to mutilate their girls? "He/she won't find anyone to marry him/her? I want him/her to match his/her Dad/Mom? It's cleaner and more sanitary."), now we have the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommending to allow into the law a "ritual nicking of the female genitals". Their reasoning? It will stop families from sending their girls overseas for "full" genital mutilation. What a joke.

Read Intact America's response here. Intact America holds that this new policy from the AAP is a profound affront to 30 years of progress in the global fight to end Female Genital Mutilation.

Ironically, the new AAP policy tacitly acknowledges that "Some forms of Female Genital Circumcision are less extensive than the newborn male circumcision commonly performed in the West."

So WHY is circumcision of ANY KIND still being practiced in what we claim to be a "modern and science-based" society?

100 baby boys die every year in the United States due to this sick practice.

I beg you to do your part and educate yourself, your children and friends about the true nature and consequences of circumcision.

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