The Biggest Risk Factor and the Quickest Path to Change

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The biggest risk of circumcising a baby boy–and the one that the CDC, AAP, and others choose to ignore–is that the boy will grow up to be a man who prefers that he was not circumcised. Therefore, we believe that the quickest path to lasting change in this country is if circumcised men get educated on what they lost and express their resentment loudly and clearly. If we can educate 25-34-year-old-men and get even 5% of them to express resentment over their circumcision, that is a historical (and growing) complication rate of 5%. That is a risk factor that the CDC, AAP, etc., simply cannot ignore when they make their statements about infant male circumcision, and a risk factor that parents simply cannot ignore when making the decision to circumcise.

Think about it: “5% of 18-35-year-old circumcised men resent their parents’ decision to circumcise them.”  That should be enough to scare the vast majority of parents away from circumcising their baby boy.  Critical mass will be reached, and a massive cultural shift with respect to circumcision will occur.

There are about 20,000,000 18-35-year old men living in the United States today.  Let’s assume 60% of them (12,000,000) are circumcised.  5% is only 600,000.  This movement is growing.  Let’s keep pushing speaking truth and pushing toward the goal in 2015!

About notyourstocut

Genital Autonomy For All. Her Body, Her Choice. His Body, His Choice.

15 comments

  1. The man in the photo was driven to suicide by malicious bullshit like this.

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    • Jaja

      Good thing most men are not like that, it’s only the few and it would have happened either way for another reason. Sadly.

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      • “it would have happened either way for another reason.”

        How do you know?

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        • Jaja

          I work with these kinds of people.

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          • So are “these kinds of people” all the same?

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            • Jaja

              I work with people who have depression and mental issues. Yes, most of the time, it comes from a deeper place and depression linked to their family histories.

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              • Well, sure, I mean, realizing that your genitals were cut and scarred at birth is a pretty depressing thought if you would prefer to have all of your genitals.

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                • Jaja

                  It’s only depressing if you have obsessive thoughts and can make yourself feel bad/sick with lies especially if you have a mental illness. If people tell you that you are bad or lie to you like saying you are less than over and over again like what you just did to someone who is mentally ill, this can be a huge trigger. What happened to him had a lot do with with his own mental illness, sadly. Stephen has a point. I know many Jewish and Muslim men, personally, they are complete, happy and functional men.

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                  • So any bad thing that happens to someone is only depressing if they have obsessive thoughts about it, and especially if they have a mental illness?

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                    • Jaja

                      I looked into him more and he made a YouTube video talking about his mental illness and depression years ago, plus putting negative thoughts in his head. Those can be triggering.

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      • Jolene Satterwhite

        Why is it a “good thing” that most men are not ‘like that’?
        And what do you mean by ‘like that’?
        Also, “what?” are you referring to that would have happened either way? (his circumcision? NOT being thankful? his alleged suicide or depression?

        So… ignorance (or denial) is bliss? (Or at least better than recognizing and working through any issues resulting from being unnecessarily circumcised without consent.)

        Why or how do you assert that it is good/preferred that most men (subconsciously) avoid educating themselves about circumcision only to thoughtlessly support the “by default” perpetuation of the practice when not medically required?

        You say that you work with these kinds of people (WTF knows what that means?! Men who are not thankful for being circumcised?) which essentially has no real meaning of value – not unlike the rest of your entire post; which leaves the interpretation of each phrase completely ambiguous and undefined. However, the assumed implication (deduced from content of all your comments/posts) is that you are a therapist of some type. Hopefully your listening skills are better than your ability to communicate clearly!
        I certainly wouldn’t recommend you to anyone; you do not seem to default to unbiased, open-minded interpretation or analysis. And you give me reasons to question those skills as well!

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    • Tony

      “The man in the photo was driven to suicide by malicious bullshit like this.”

      Citation, please. Is that on PubMed?

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  2. What’s malicious bullshit is the idea that cutting normal, healthy, functional parts off babies forever does men any good at all.

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  3. That cutters can try to use a poor victim like him to try to gaslight us… :shakes head:

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