Uncutting

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.

breanna182:

What I think of when people say they’re cutting their child “because it’s my decision”. -_-

chikarittachow-han:

Educate yourself! 

‘Even if there were twenty such studies all showing statistically significant protection from a minor form of female cutting, there’s no way that any form of female circumcision would ever be promoted. Why the double standard?’
Stuart Worthington, in reference to male circumcision being promoted as prevention of HIV transmission. (via legalizeforeskin)
restoringtally:

Dr Momma Peaceful Parenting: Male and Female Circumcision 
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.

restoringtally:

Dr Momma Peaceful Parenting: Male and Female Circumcision

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.

I feel that God made my body perfect the way I was born. Then man robbed me, took away my power, and left me a cripple. My womanhood was stolen. If God had wanted those body parts missing, why did he create them? I just pray that one day no woman will have to experience this pain. It will become a thing of the past. People will say “Did you hear, female genital mutilation has been outlawed in Somalia?” Then the next country, and the next, and so on, until the world is safe for all women. What a happy day that will be, and that’s what I’m working toward. In’shallah, if God is willing, it will happen.
Waris Dirie (via notknowntoexist)