It’s as bad as female circumcision
Imagine what would happen in this country if a doctor strapped a young girl’s arms and legs to his exam table and began cutting away at her genitals, while she was writhing and screaming at the top of her lungs, trying to break free.
“MOM! DAD! SOMEBODY! PLEASE! HELP ME!” she might scream, just before a nurse shoved a ring pop in her mouth. And then she’d start gagging, choking, on her own tongue, and stop breathing for a while before letting out another long wail. Or maybe the pain would be so intense, she’d slip into a semi-coma from the shock.
Imagine, after about 10 minutes of this, the nurses brought her to her parents in the fetal position, half conscious and whimpering. Imagine she wouldn’t look at them because she no longer knew who they were or why they would let this happen to her.
Imagine they told her – “Sorry honey, we had to do it… so you won’t get urinary tract infections or STDs. Plus, it’s cleaner, smells better and looks better, and we didn’t want you to get made fun of later in life.”
Unfortunately this is not a joke. This exact same thing happens every 30 seconds in the good ole’ United States of America, only the victims are newborn baby boys, not little girls.
Something similar happens, in less sanitary settings, to preteen girls in Islamic and Christian parts of North Africa and the Middle East. The only difference is the girls are held down by their mothers, aunts and grandmothers, while an older woman cuts off her clitoral hood (foreskin) and sometimes part of her clitoris and/or inner labia.
When it happens to girls, the Western world calls it “genital mutilation.” When it happens to boys, we call it circumcision.
Male Genital Mutilation
Female genital mutilation is condemned by Americans and Europeans as a barbaric human rights violation. But somehow, when the exact same thing is done to boys by men in white coats, Americans consider it normal and “no big deal.”
This needs to change. The ritual circumcision of infant males in America is arguably as bad as – and in some cases worse than – the majority of female genital mutilation in Africa, with the exception of Type III FGM – which involves sewing shut the outer labia – which accounts for 20 percent of all FGM.
I’m betting many of you were horrified and outraged as you read the opening lines to this story. “Who would do such a thing?! That’s absurd.” You might’ve thought.
And it’s not your fault that many of you don’t believe that is EXACTLY what still happens to more than half of American baby boys born today. (Click here for a photo essay of a typical infant circumcision – WARNING: Graphic)
When I first learned the truth about how gruesome male circumcision is, I was appalled at the apparent sexism in our country. How could female genital mutilation be illegal and condemned in the courtroom of public opinion, while “circumcision” was seen as the default for most families bringing home a “blue bundle of joy?”
But now I realize the general public is not sexist. Most mothers I know would protect their baby boys with just as much fervor as they’d protect their baby girls if only they knew what circumcision actually was. But they don’t. Because the men in white coats with medical degrees have kept it a secret.
In Africa and the Middle East, FGM is done out in the open, with everyone watching. In America, it’s done out of sight and earshot of blissfully ignorant, loving parents, who’ve been told their son “won’t feel a thing” – that he’ll receive “anesthesia,” and that it’ll be such a quick “snip” he won’t even notice.
“The Hidden Trauma”
Parents are told circumcision is “just a little off the top” – when it’s actually the “skinning” of up to 80 percent of the penile skin – a removal of what would grow into 12-15 square inches of erogenous tissue, including more than 3 feet of veins, arteries and capillaries, 240 feet of nerves, and tens of thousands of nerve endings. The foreskin’s muscles, glands, mucous membrane, and epithelial tissue are removed as well.
They don’t know that the male foreskin – if allowed to mature – accounts for far more flesh than the smaller female foreskin and inner labia combined. Additionally, because the male foreskin is removed in infancy, it is still adhered to the glans (head of the penis) and has to be ripped away from it before it’s cut off.
They’re given no explanation of the unbearable pain the surgery involves. They’re not told the local – not general – anesthetic does essentially nothing to relieve it. They’re not told their baby who might appear to be “sleeping” after his operation is actually in a shock-induced semi-coma that can last for days or even weeks. The semi-coma is the body’s last resort to protect itself against death from the rush of cortisol and central nervous system overload.
They have no idea the kind of pain the baby will be in for weeks after the operation – with no ability to take the narcotic-strength painkillers adults are given after circumcision.
They have no idea what the sexual functions of the foreskin are and that the future sex life of their child will be negatively effected to some degree. Check out SexAsNatureIntendedIt.com for a full explanation (WARNING: Contains images of nudity and sex).
In fact, that is the explicit reason circumcision began in the Western world a little over a century ago – to prevent masturbation. Victorian era doctors – including Harvey Kellogg – blamed masturbation for all kinds of health problems.
Moses Maimondes – a famous medieval Jewish rabbi, physician and philosopher – admitted the purpose of circumcision was to reduce sexual function of the penis to the degree that it could still be used for procreation, but enough so that sex and masturbation would be less pleasurable and less desirable.
“One of the reasons for [circumcision] is … the wish to bring about a decrease in sexual intercourse and a weakening of the organ in question, so that this activity be diminished and the organ be in as quiet a state as possible …
The bodily pain caused to that member is the real purpose of circumcision. None of the activities necessary for the preservation of the individual is harmed thereby, nor is procreation rendered impossible, but violent concupiscence [sexual desire] and lust that goes beyond what is needed are diminished. The fact that circumcision weakens the faculty of sexual excitement and sometimes perhaps diminishes the pleasure is indubitable [certain]. For if at birth this member has been made to bleed and has had its covering taken away from it, it must indubitably [certainly] be weakened.” ~ Moses Maimonides
Male circumcision is, and always has been, done for the same reasons as female circumcision, and it’s not for hygiene or to protect against STDs.
It’s to make us into slaves.
The purpose of crippling our most pleasurable body part is to destroy our “demon” sex drives and make us more manageable. It’s the same reason we castrate livestock – to keep them from running wild and escaping the farm.
Read Osho’s full explanation of this concept here.
Circumcision started as a way to make slaves in Ancient Egypt – after castration proved counter-productive – and it continues to make slaves of Americans today.
Tune back in to ReturnToNow.net soon for a fuller examination of the link between circumcision and slavery.
In the meantime stop handing your babies over to psychopath slave drivers and their circumcising pawn doctors.