It’s interesting to see that regardless of gender, the age at which circumcision is performed varies widely from culture to culture, from shortly after birth to early in adulthood.
What I think of when people say they’re cutting their child “because it’s my decision”. -_-
|—||Stuart Worthington, in reference to male circumcision being promoted as prevention of HIV transmission. (via legalizeforeskin)|
Many get upset when male genital cutting (MGC or MGM) is compared to female genital cutting (FGC or FGM). The article presents a chart showing how the genital cutting of males and females compare.
Both MGM and FGM involve the involuntary cutting of a person’s sex organ. Does it really matter if the child is a boy or a girl? Why should any child be forcibly held down and have a healthy part of their body cut off?
Overall, I’m glad a comparison chart like this exists. I do think that MGC Type II should be split into multiple varieties just as all forms of FGC is, though. The list doesn’t account for the *major* difference between a loose and a tight circumcision. Nor does it account for whether or not the inner foreskin is removed (some men such as myself still have a remnant of it), and whether or not the frenulum is removed. Still an overall good resource though.
|—||Waris Dirie (via notknowntoexist)|