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I'm going to be honest, I'm struggling. I'm really really struggling right now.
And I always go through these periods where it's worse than usual. I guess I'm just not sure how to make it stop.
I just want this world to be better. I want all kids to be treated like human beings and to have the basic right to their own body.
I dont want to have to hope that a baby will be born a certain sex to be free from genital mutilation. I dont want to have anxiety attacks every time I see "it's a boy!" Or blame myself with constant thoughts of what I could have said to save him.
I've watched a circumcision, and those screams and images are something that will haunt me for the rest of my life. It is one of the most violent acts someone can commit against a child.
I don't know how someone can know that this evil exists in the world and not want to stop it. More so, I cant fathom how someone can put their own perfect, innocent, little baby though it.
To all of the babies that could not be saved, I'm so so sorry, I hope you find peace and healing and break the cycle of violence in your family.
With a social issue as awful as genital mutilation How do you not let it get to you? How do you stop caring? How do you go about living your daily life knowing this is happening in the world? How do you advocate and educate and give a voice to the voiceless when some days it feels like your not making a difference at all? When it feels like you're fighting an uphill battle?
Because honestly, I'm struggling.
5 months Earthside already! -Still EBF (exclusively breastfed)🤱🏼
-Loves being in the Tula or Ring Sling
-Loves cosleeping right up near mama
-Fulltime cloth diapered
-Has been to 6 states
-Up on hands & knees/army crawls/rolls all directions
-Very much loved
Sadly, this will go over so many people's heads. Many will keep scrolling without giving it a second thought. Many have all the stats, the stories, the hard evidence as well as the anecdotal, yet they will STILL go forth with the procedure. .
I cannot believe it is almost 2019 and people are still cutting their babies... still can't get past the fact that infant circumcision IS traumatic, unnecessary, and excruciatingly painful. It just absolutely blows my mind that anyone would allow their son to go through this. .
If you are expecting a boy and would like to talk to a mother of intact boys, you can talk to me. Talk to regret mothers, watch a video of an infant circumcision. I can assure you anyone promoting this barbaric mutilation doesn't have all the facts. .