Demanding Equality and Justice for Everyone
While female circumcision is known as FGM (female genital mutilation) and condemned by the UN and illegal in most first-world countries, male genital mutilation (circumcision) is perfectly legal. People who oppose this double standard are known as “intactivists”.
Intactivists want it to be illegal to unnecessarily surgically alter the genitals of ANY infant. Should genital tissue be diseased or deformed, then obviously surgery should be performed, but aesthetic preference or religious or cultural reasons are simply not good enough reason to mutilate the genitals of someone too young to consent. The argument from cleanliness is dead in the water, too. The foreskin is there to help protect an infant’s penis from feces, urine and other possible infectants.
Are you an intactivist in the Halifax area? Do you want to stop MGM (Male Genital Mutilation)? Contact us!