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Here’s how you can help:
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FUNDRAISING: We are teaming up with @yourwholebaby to raise funds for circumcision awareness in October! For every new Patreon who donates this month (link in bio), I will be passing on 50% of those proceeds to YWB!! Check out the latest episode with #adriennecarmack to learn more about this important topic! #circumcisionmovie#yourwholebaby#adriennecarmack
21 weeks! I will not be accepting any vaccinations, flu nor dTap, I refuse weight checks, and I will refuse gestational diabetes testing. I am seeing a regular OB until it’s time to deliver with my midwife so I suspect these things will come up. I also will refuse cervical checks down the road. Did you know you can refuse anything you aren’t comfortable with or don’t agree with?
Your body, your baby, your choice; unless you are unconscious then consent is implied. Also while I am in the game of losing followers and pissing people off, these two perfect guys will not be circumcised. Circumcision = mutilation. Ok I think I can get off my soapbox for now. Open for questions ✌🏼. #pregnancy#bumpupdate#intactivist#intactamerica#yourwholebaby#twins#twinboys#twinsforthewin
Another anti #circumcision post.
How can you preach consent and ignore the atrocity that is circumcision? How can you discuss gender differences and inequalities without discussing circumcision? How can you blame men for their rage, anger, mental health and trust issues without considering the damage that was done to them as an infant.
If you think ripping the most sensitive part of a man's body from him without anesthesia is a matter of choice or preference you have been successfully numbed to the war on masculinity and manhood in the united states. Do your research. The foreskin serves 16 functions and amputation like that causes long-term neurological damage and rewiring.
I am an ally. I won't keep quiet. Because I love our men and if we as mothers protect them, they will forever protect us.
Want to find all the asleep males? Post about circumcision
Circumcision arose as a mark of defilement or slavery. In ancient Egypt captured warriors were often mutilated before being condemned to the slavery. Amputation of digits and castration was common, but the morbidity was high and their resultant value as slaves was reduced. However, circumcision was just as degrading and evolved as a sufficiently humiliating compromise. Eventually, all male descendents of these slaves were circumcised. The Phoenicians, and later the Jews who were largely enslaved, adopted and ritualized circumcision.
The ritual is an ancient form of social control. The slitting of a man's penis to cause bleeding and pain is to remind him of the power of the Rulers. 'We have control over your distinction to be a man, your pleasure and your right to reproduce'. The ritual is a warning and the timing dictates who is warned. The new-born it is `We mark your son, who belongs to us, not to you.' For the young adolescent, the warning accompanies the aggrandisement of puberty; the time when growing strength give independence, and the rebellion of youth.
Psychologists have extended this theory to incorporate notions of `pain imprinting'. By encoding violence on the brain, child-maternal bonding is interrupted and a sense of betrayal is instilled in the infant. Psychological theories have recently been tested in prospective clinical trials and there is now evidence that neonates who are circumcised have increased pain responses when 2, 4 and 6 monthly vaccinations are administered.
When I have a son I get to explain to him that every man does NOT have to go through this. And he will thank me for respecting his bodily rights. For not putting him through unnecessary pain and trauma. He will know the facts, not the brainwash and superficial sexual preferences driven by cultural “norms.” Boys are born perfect too. 💜 #yourwholebaby#intactgeneration#elephantinthehospital
"There's nothing Christian about circumcision. Christians throughout the world and history have rejected circumcision. In fact, the modern procedure isn't even the original Jewish one." -Little Images article "Circumcision is Unchristian"
Head over to @littleimgs to learn more about circumcision and Christianity. 💙