Genital Cutting: It’s Not About Skin

by TakeThatForeski
Say it Frank!

Genital cutting – whether done to those designated female, intersex or male at birth – is not about skin. Yes – it’s skin that gets cut.  But it’s not about skin.  It’s about consent.


In this video, Soraya Mire – a survivor of female genital mutilation and a leading activist for the right to bodily integrity – speaks out about male genital mutilation in America (what gets called circumcision, and how it parallels female genital mutilation in Africa and the Middle East.

Male Circumision - Child and Adult
Should male genital alteration be legal? Absolutely – but only for hose who are old enough to make that decision for themselves.

Orchid

Should female genital alteration be legal? Absolutely – but only for those who are old enough to make that decision for themselves.

Intersex

Should intersex genital alteration be legal? Absolutely – but only for those who are old enough to make that decision for themselves.

Consent: their body, their choice. Without consent from the person whose genitals are being cut, it is mutilation.

All children have a right to bodily integrity: female, intersex, male – stop cutting childrens’ genitals.

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2 thoughts on “Genital Cutting: It’s Not About Skin

  1. bobbiewesterberg August 26, 2015 / 6:35 pm

    Reblogged this on transatlantictransadvocates and commented:
    The entrenched customs of cultures, including ours, MUST give way to the recognition that the body is not to be cut on UNLESS there is a bonafide life-threatening medical tradition.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Oregon Intactivist September 2, 2015 / 6:37 pm

    Good article. Also, I had a police officer harassing me during a protest one time and I asked him if it was illegal to perform cosmetic surgery (which circumcision is) on a person who can not consent. He said yes, so I asked him, “Then why is the law not enforced for baby boys?” He just walked away.

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