We made this silent video, below, as a call to action. Please play it and if you have the stomach for it you can find a version of the video with the sound of a real baby having his foreskin excised here, it is a sound that should ring alarm bells inside any compassionate human being.
The majority of cultures that cut the genitals of children cut the genitals of both genders. The excuses vary from culture to culture and from situation to situation. In the article below, from the “i” newspaper and reported elsewhere, the justification is of a religious nature.
It is likely that the only way to bring an end to the practice of cutting or modifying the genitals of children will be when it is understood that all children have the right to grow up free from the physical and psychological abuse that is the consequence of such adult-lead interventions. All children boys, girls and intersex should be allowed to grow up without non-therapeutic invasive treatment so that they have the ability to make their own choices when they reach the age of majority.
According to a poll reported in CPH Post online nine out of ten Danes would support a ban on the circumcision of boys under the age of eighteen years.
Lena Nyhus, the chairwoman of Intact Denmark, is quoted as saying:
“For us, it is important to ensure the individual’s right to decide over his body and his genitals”.
In the light of a recent judgement given by Mrs Justice Roberts in the Exeter High Court Richard from Men Do Complain was invited to appear on the Jeremy Vine Show to comment and react to the contents of the judgement. The section starts at 01 hrs 09 mins 10 secs.
The last of the blinds were being drawn as we arrived and the normal opening hours were altered from the afternoon to the morning.
Our biggest protest yet, including candidates for the political parties Justice for Men and Boys (and the women who love them) and the Green Party.
The campaign to protect boys, and all children from the unnecessary medical interventions of powerful, vociferous adults is growing. Cutting the genitals of any child, boy, girl or intersex without an immediate medical imperative is being seen by more and more people as an abuse of children’s rights, minds and bodies, which indeed it is.