What an awesome photoshoot organized by @mybodywpg 😍 the beautiful gents showed up ready to put #toxicmasculinity in its place and show that all bodies are good bodies and boys can be vulnerable with each other and around each other. #mybodymen
I love these 2 so much.. I feel quite sad for them that they have another family out there that doesn't ever bother with them..call to ask how they are,make sure they got their birthday presents.. I don't think I will ever understand how someone can't be a parent or grandparent. As 7 years ago I gave up my life, soon as Luka was born, to me kids always come first... pity it's not like that in everyone's eyes...#singlemom#boysdeservebetter#hopefullynextyearsabetteryear
Intact Connecticut was mentioned in this @hartfordcourant article about our demonstration in Manchester with @bloodstainedmen!
Last weekend we joined @bloodstainedmen on the streets of Worcester Mass advocating for the genital autonomy of all children. Join us again this Monday in Manchester and Tuesday in Stamford!
IntactNetwork.org/research #circumcision#foreskin#boysdeservebetter#i2 ~BB
We had a great weekend advocating on the streets of Massachusetts with @bloodstainedmen!
We can’t wait to do this again closer to home next week – join us next Monday in Manchester and Tuesday in Stamford!
There is no god anywhere who wants you to harm you baby. Your baby is born perfect, leave them that way. Repost from @intactnewhampshire using @RepostRegramApp - MRI studies indicate permanently altered brain after neonatal circumcision. "A neurologist who saw the results[, too, and] postulated that the data indicated that circumcision affected most intensely the portions of the victim's brain associated with reasoning, perception and emotions. Follow up tests on the infant one day, one week and one month after the surgery indicated that the child's brain never returned to its baseline configuration. In other words, the evidence generated by this research indicated that the brain of the circumcised infant was permanently changed by the surgery." - Paul D. Tinari, Ph.D., Director, Pacific Institute for Advanced Study
Medical Professionals for Genital Autonomy #i2#medpro#savingsons#boysdeservebetter#peacefulparenting#researchcircumcision - MM #islam#judaism
MRI studies indicate permanently altered brain after neonatal circumcision. "A neurologist who saw the results[, too, and] postulated that the data indicated that circumcision affected most intensely the portions of the victim's brain associated with reasoning, perception and emotions. Follow up tests on the infant one day, one week and one month after the surgery indicated that the child's brain never returned to its baseline configuration. In other words, the evidence generated by this research indicated that the brain of the circumcised infant was permanently changed by the surgery." - Paul D. Tinari, Ph.D., Director, Pacific Institute for Advanced Study
Medical Professionals for Genital Autonomy #i2#medpro#savingsons#boysdeservebetter#peacefulparenting#researchcircumcision - MM
Raising Good Men. Someone I constantly refer back to for advice, reassurance and practical tips on raising well rounded young men is guru Steve Biddulph. He recently wrote a piece on the importance of healthy male role models for young boys - in my opinion, it’s a mandatory read for EVERY parent. “Toxic masculinity is not the norm, and its not inevitable, we can change it and it starts with teaching our boys” (I’ve popped the link in my bio) Thank you Steve for being an incredible teacher, advocate and inspiration 🙌🏼👊🏻💯
....and @davidrodan15 thank YOU for stepping up and being the most amazing role model for our boys and all those lucky enough to be in your programs/teams/academies 💓💓 #raisingboys#menshealthmonth#raisinggoodhumans#amazingadvice#knowledgeispower#educationiskey#wecandobetter#boysdeservebetter#girlsdeservebetter#helpingoursonswillhelpourdaughters
I started reading this a year back but never went beyond the first few chapters. The Joy of Uncircumcising has been reviewed by at least 5 major medical journals including the likes of the Journal of the American Medical Association and British Medical Journal. I would recommend this to restoring men, intactivists and even parents as this book is just as much about the ethics and harms of male genital cutting as it as about foreskin restoration. Being an old publication, it misses out on the newer restoration techniques but this book is still one of the biggest restoration resources you'll find.
On the sides of every page, there's a column titled 'men's voices' which are letters sent by men to UNCIRC (Bigelow's organization) which was later incorporated into NORM (National Organization of Restoring Men). These are painfully honest accounts of men talking about their non consensually modified bodies, their anger and grief surrounding it and the excitement and hope upon discovering restoration. There's also information on surgical reconstruction, touch up surgeries and the doctors who perform them (I doubt any of them are practicing today though). I do hope that somewhere though Bigelow leaves a disclaimer clarifying that non surgical restoration doesn't work for all men and its effectiveness/success is limited by each person's biology/genetics and/or ethnicity.
It would be really interesting to see a 2018 version of this book detailing all the recent developments in the fight for genital autonomy and the role of regenerative medicine in foreskin regeneration, a work that is currently being attempted by Foregen, an Italian and US based non profit organization. It would be a dream come true for me to be a part of the team that makes it happen and it's one of the reasons I chose to study at a university which is home to one of the largest regenerative medicine and stem cell research hubs (for the sake of my privacy, I cannot reveal which). I digress. Check this book out, friends. You can download it for free if you do some digging around.
Breaks my heart to think that some day there will be someone who tries to make my son feel bad because he likes to make bouquets, he LOVES glitter, and his hot pink rain boots. Not that it matters; but he also loves trucks, dirt, and dinosaurs ...Do you know why it doesn’t matter? They are children...exploring all things that interest them. Stop shaming little boys because of your own insecurities #rantover#boymom#letchildrenbechildren#toddlermom#boysdeservebetter
Secular circumcision rates are falling and I do believe that at one point, circumcision rates in places like USA, Canada and Australia will fall below 10% but I'd like to remind everyone that the majority of circumcised males in the world are Muslims. The problem here is that the Muslim population is rising day by day (not necessarily because of conversion but higher birth rates). I predict that any fall in the global circ rates brought about by lower non-religious circumcision rates will be offset by the increase in circ rates brought about by the rising Muslim population. In fact, there's a chance that the global circumcision rates may even go above the 30-33% it is right now due to this. It's a scary thought.
While Jewish intactivism is gaining popularity, there really hasn't been much effort placed towards Muslims. In my opinion, most Muslims also seem less open to the idea of not circumcising (which is sad because circumcision isn't even a religious obligation for them). This is why I believe it's really important for more Muslims who are against it to speak up so that other Muslims can be swayed. I just wish more Muslims questioned it and there were more Muslim intactivist resources. The Muslims Against Circumcision of Children (MACC) and Intact Muslim Network communities on Facebook are just so small and to my knowledge, most of the people on it aren't even Muslims. Check out the link in my bio to see how circumcision actually contradicts the Quran.
Source: QuranicPath, Intact Muslim Network, Saving Our Sons and DrMomma.org
My dear friend, Brother K, brought tears to my eyes with his powerful presentation today, at the 15th International Symposium on Genital Autonomy and Childrens’ Rights. He told his story of discovering the truth behind genital mutilation (circumcision), why he changed his name, and how he fights to end this horror. I have worked with this man for four years, and I can truly and proudly say that he is one of my best friends. Beyond that, BK has been an incredible mentor and support system for me. I know I speak for many when I say I have learned so much from this courageous, compassionate, brave human being. I don’t know where we’d be without you, bro. So much love. 💪🏽❤️