Ally Fogg: ‘The horrors of home circumcision, and why intactivists share the blame.’

A perceptive new piece by Ally Fogg of the Guardian:

Our analysis of the issue in our public consultation document is similar (pp 16,17):

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • Jericho One

    It’s the antics of certain ‘activists’ with their constant shifting of public outrage towards the female gender who are more to blame than the ‘intactivists’.

    If my parents had did it to me I’d be well pi**ed off with them. Lawsuits against parents could bring about an end to this practise of ABH inflicted on minors.

    • Thanks J1. Which ‘activists’ are you thinking of, and why? I happen to know from private email exchanges that at least one prominent MHRA still RAGES about what was done to him as an infant 50+ years ago, and with good reason. Although there’s no law in the UK allowing parents to have their sons circumcised, I must assume that as no such lawsuit has yet been brought – to the best of my knowledge, anyway – there’s a legal problem here. Or maybe not even one circumcised British man has yet been willing to bring such a charge against his parents? When we introduced proposals on MGM in our public consultation document some months ago, we had very strong opposition from a circumcised man. In the end we concluded he simply couldn’t handle the stark reality of what had been done to him by his parents, who he clearly loved dearly, and his support of MGM was all part of the denial process. Very sad.

  • Jericho One

    I didn’t explain it very well – it was feminist activists I was referring to who are not interested in anything unless it affects females and they have the power to skew public focus for their own ends. Any circumcision is undesirable as far as I’m concerned, whether done at home or at the clinic.

    Lawsuits brought against parents is just a tempting idea… changes in legislation would have to be made – or maybe some ambitious lawyer could exploit current European laws and guidelines etc.. A successful test trial could set the ball rolling… or maybe I’m being too optimistic.