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.
Manchester was the venue for the Conservative party conference and with the support of the political party Justice for Men and Boys (and the women who love them) Men Do Complain lobbied the delegates attending the conference. Also we met a lot of the protesters who had come to make their views known. There is a lot of sympathy for our campaign and with more supporters next conference season we can start to bring the sorry practice of genital mutilation to an end for all children.
An interview with a General Practitioner from the Midlands giving his views on circumcision as it is practiced in 21st century Britain.
The venue was the Lancaster Hotel in London. The event was the NSPCC’s fundraising “White Hat Ball.” This was just a few days after Sir James Munby, one of the country’s top judges, pointed out in a recent judgement that some forms of FGM (female genital mutilation) were less damaging that male circumcision (MGM). The authorities will eventually have to recognise that if you cannot photograph a child’s genitals; you cannot tattoo a child and you cannot touch a child’s genitals, except for cleaning or medical examination, then how is it possible that society can permit the excision of healthy tissue from the genitals of any child, boy, girl or intersex?
This seemed to be a good way to use the lights. The New Year is marked by some Christians as “The feast of the circumcision of Jesus”.