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Unspeakable Mutilations: Circumcised Men Speak Out Paperback – June 20, 2014
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1. Cutting foreskin/clitoris and nerves off a newborn is genital mutilation. (see the definition of "Genital Mutilation" below)
2. The procedure causes trauma and extreme pain to the baby. (watch the procedure) [...]
3. Forceful circumcision is a form of child abuse and sexual battery. (See the definition of "Child Abuse" and "Sexual battery")
4. Neonatal Circumcision is a violation of human rights. Removal of a healthy body part without the person's consent is a crime... it is simple, nobody owns any part of anyone else.
5. Gender discrimination... females are protected under law and males are not. [...]
6. Nearly half of the skin on the penis is removed during circumcision. As the person becomes an adult this transfers to somewhere around 10 to 15 square inches of skin they will never see develop.
7. The foreskin has to be forcefully pried off the head in order to cut the skin and nerves.
8. The health risks of male genital mutilation are, for one the penis is being cut and the person is being emotionally damaged, second botched or infected penis, and third death.
This poor baby would still be alive if we had laws in place to protect him.
Bodily risks include:
a. Bleeding after or during the infection
b. Infection after the procedure
c. The foreskin may be cut too short
d. The foreskin may be cut too long
e. The foreskin that remains behind may reattach to the end of the penis. In such cases another surgery is required.
f. Urinary retention
g. Inclusion cyst
(for a more specific and detailed list of complications search internet) [...]
Mental development risks include:
a. Neurological impairment
b. Attention deficit disorder
c. Anxiety disorders
The government has stated the following, "Boys and girls who are exposed to traumatic events are about twice as likely to have a mental health disorder compared to those who are not exposed to traumatic events" but yet they still allow the traumatic event of circumcision.
9. Since most men do not realize they were traumatized as an infant they also don't realize their lack of sexual intimacy (woman also don't realize). This type of abuse can be one of the unforeseen attributes that effect intimate love and bonding between a couple (especially if both partners are not sure why they lack sexual satisfaction).
Genital Mutilation (dictionary definition):
The cutting or excision of all or some of the genital organs.
Mutilation or maiming (Wikipedia definition) is an act of physical injury that degrades the appearance or function of any living body.
Obviously if the foreskin is no longer there it cannot appear or function the same, leaving the penis degraded. (search web for function of foreskin)
Mutilate (dictionary definitions):
1. To deprive of a limb or an essential part
2. To disfigure by damaging irreparably
3. to cause severe damage to (the body of a person or animal)
4. to ruin the beauty of (something) : to severely damage or spoil (something)
5. to cut off or permanently destroy a limb or essential part of
6. to cut up or alter radically so as to make imperfect
These words are directly related to neonatal circumcision:
deprive = forcefully holding a baby down and cutting
essential part = foreskin
irreparably = nerves will never grow back
severe damage = knife cutting through nerves/flesh/skin causing bleeding.
ruin the beauty = nature is beauty, by cutting skin/nerves the penis loses its natural beauty.
cut = surgical tool
permanently = circumcision is irreversible
Child Abuse (dictionary definition) is the physical, sexual, or emotional maltreatment or neglect of a child or children.
physical = removal of foreskin and nerves
sexual = penis
emotional = babies experience extreme pain and trauma.
This emotional trauma as an infant is carried on and can contribute to PTSD throughout a person's life.
maltreatment or neglect = doctors ignoring the pain of the baby and/or ignoring the harm/risk and/or parents being misinformed or not told about the facts of the procedure.
child = A person between birth and puberty ( [...])
children = representing the current pool of boy infants.
I only mentioned boys since girls are protected under U.S federal law.
§43.1. Sexual battery
A. Sexual battery is the intentional touching of the anus or genitals of the victim by the offender using any instrumentality or any part of the body of the offender, or the touching of the anus or genitals of the offender by the victim using any instrumentality or any part of the body of the victim, when any of the following occur:
(1) The offender acts without the consent of the victim.
(2) The act is consensual but the other person, who is not the spouse of the offender, has not yet attained fifteen years of age and is at least three years younger than the offender...etc
(2) Whoever commits the crime of sexual battery on a victim under the age of thirteen years when the offender is seventeen years of age or older shall be punished by imprisonment at hard labor for not less than twenty-five years nor more than ninety-nine years. At least twenty-five years of the sentence imposed shall be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence......Acts 1978, No. 239, §1. Amended by Acts 1981, No. 624, §1, eff. July 20, 1981; Acts 1984, No. 924, §1; Acts 1991, No. 654, §1; Acts 1995, No. 946, §2; Acts 2003, No. 232, §1; Acts 2006, No. 103, §1; Acts 2008, No. 33, §1; Acts 2011, No. 67, §1.
These words are directly related to neonatal circumcision:
intentional touching = the doctor willingly performs the act.
genitals = penis / foreskin
instrumentality = cutting tool and hands
offender = doctor / physician
consent = permission
victim = infant
Obviously it's not possible for an infant to give consent which means neonatal circumcision is always sexual battery and always wrong.
Circumcision (dictionary definition):
a. surgical removal of the foreskin of males.
b. surgical incision into the skin covering the clitoris in females.
c. removal of the clitoris.
There is no difference between cutting off the clitoris on a female and the foreskin on a male they are both defined as circumcision & genital mutilation. All babies need to be protected under federal law regardless of gender.
The procedure conflicts with the Convention on the Rights of the Child. [...]
Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CATPA)
* "Child Abuse = is a Criminal Offense that involves the physical, emotional, or sexual mistreatment of or Infliction of Non-Accidental injury to a child committed by a parent or another party if responsible for the child's welfare or not, either purposefully, or due to neglect."
* "Any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker or any other person, which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse, or exploitation, or an act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm."
If you have read all of this (and previously thought circumcision was normal/acceptable), congratulations you are now Sane!