Ah, forced circumcision. Infant circumcision. Routine circumcision. Involuntary circumcision. Genital mutilation. A snip, cut, clip. Getting it done, trimming it up...seems our words can change our perception of what circumcision is and what it does to the body. Photos tend to stop that nonsense.
So I wasn't surprised when, upon confirming new friend requests, so many of my "friends-only" photos were reported that Facebook put me on a 30 day upload ban.
This one in particular seemed to bother someone or some group of people, as Facebook gave me two warnings about it:
This photo seems to have really made someone angry, guilty or otherwise uncomfortable. That's not unusual. The gender discrimination in this topic is extreme. Our society is very rigid about who can and cannot be victimized through non-consenting, unnecessary surgery. The victim must be male. Not too old. Sickly is okay, even premature. But never a female, not even if it's a bloodless ritual nick as recommended by the AAP. Only baby males can be nicked. And some people think all humans should be protected from forced circumcision, that is, unless your parents are religious.
Joseph put together one of the best photo compilations on this angle. Come take a look.
Here are two other photos that are routinely reported and deleted by my "friends" on Facebook:
|Is it really okay b/c this is being done to a boy and not a girl?|
Circumcision increases STIs
Circumcision interferes with breastfeeding:
Circumcision is not justifiable with religion:
The big list on circumcision:
Confessions of an intact teen: