The following quote is from an email we received recently that expresses the feelings of a lot of men.
As an adult male, if I could change one thing about myself it would be the fact that as an infant I was circumcised against my consent. It has caused an incredible amount of psychological and physical damage to myself.
To get some idea of how many men feel harmed by circumcision have a look at this YouGov poll.
Organised by the National Secular Society the conference will present important information on circumcision among other areas where religious practice overrides appropriate medical treatment. For full conference details, list of confirmed speakers and bookings click the image below.
It was with great sadness that we learnt that Paul Mason had died. We offer our deepest sympathy to Paul’s family.
The movement to protect children’s rights in all its aspects, including non-therapeutic male circumcision, has lost a great champion.
Along with a rigorous intellect Paul had a very compassionate nature. He will be sorely missed.
The video below of Paul is from a press conference held in London on 3rd September 2008. It was the first time I saw him in action. All I can say is thank you Paul.
The story below appeared in The Times 9th June 2018.
A son threatened to slit his mother’s throat because she had him circumcised when he was five, a court was told. H******** had been left traumatised and wanted to know why his parents had agreed to the procedure.
H********, 30, bombarded his mother with more than 100 emails and voicemails between Christmas Day last year and January 5, Kwok Wan, for the prosecution, told Leicester magistrates. In one he said: “I will slit your throats where you stand. Happy new year.”
Mr Wan added that H******** went to his mother’s house on New Year’s Eve and threw paint over the front of the house and on the path.
Kim Lee, for the defence, said that only a handful of the messages had been threatening and were “a cry for help”. He added: “He suffers from body dysmorphia and has other mental health issues. There was no intent to cause harm to his parents.”
H********, of Loughborough, was found guilty of aggravated harassment, which he had denied. He admitted criminal damage. He was given an eight-week prison sentence suspended for a year and ordered to attend 20 rehabilitation days.