Post Tagged with: "Circumcision"

by / on January 5, 2013 at 10:55 am / in Body, Culture, Editorials, Education, Gender, Relationships, Religion, Society

Female Circumcision: Man Myths and Mutilation

The word circumcise is defined as ‘the cutting off of the prepuce or clitoris’.  This age-old practice of mutilating the genitals was originally thought to be a religious rite, but nothing could be further from the truth. The history of both male and female circumcision can be traced as far back as the early 1800’s. As myths and scant documentation […]

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by / on July 27, 2012 at 10:18 am / in Body, Culture, Philosophy, Religion, Society

Stop the Pussyfooting – Male Genital Mutilation

I’m finding myself dismayed by the directions the debates brought on by a German court’s ruling – that the circumcision of male infants (which I will refer to as male genital mutilation or MGM from now on) is a criminal assault – are most often taking. I concede that a court criminalizing a practice that is considered important by two […]

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by / on July 10, 2012 at 4:53 pm / in Body, Culture, Current Events, Editorials, Education, Government, Miscellaneous, News, Parenting, Politics, Prejudice, Religion, Sexuality, Society, The Pen Prostitute, Uncategorized

Male Circumcision: A Necessary Cut?

Circumcision (the removal of some or all of the foreskin of a male’s penis) made headlines again in Cologne, Germany this week where a court ruled it illegal to circumcise an infant for religious reasons regardless of parental consent.  This new law was apparently brought on by the case of a doctor in a lower court whose circumcision on a […]

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