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Circumcision Information Take 3
This video compilation is not one that is exactly typical for this blog.
It was put together by an outspoken, fun-loving, male stripper who is in fact, intact. As a young intact boy growing up amidst an ocean of cut peers, Stroud was compelled early on to investigate why he was (happily!) intact while so many of the boys around him had the "best" part of their penis cut off. While still in high school, Stroud researched all that he could surrounding the prepuce organ, and the amputation of it, and became a respected and well-read intactivist at his school. After learning what had been done to them, and taken from them, most of his cut peers wished they had been granted their genital integrity at birth to remain whole and intact as teens and adults.
Stroud covers many of the issues surrounding the myths of circumcision and tells his own story and that of others who have shared with him. His videos include a style of humor that may rub some people the wrong way - yet he uses his personal style to drive home some very good points.
There is 'adult language' used approximately 3-4 times throughout the video, and Stroud's presentation of religion may also upset some viewers. We'd encourage him to dig a little deeper into the topic of 'cutting the blessing' among Hebrews and Jews in antiquity (something that was not done in the same way as today's U.S. prepuce amputation, or done with such severity as we do today, but was genital mutilation nonetheless). It may add to the videos if Stroud were to also dive into historical research regarding the complete lack of circumcision among Christians for most of human history, and the outright opposition of this infant mutilation by the Christian church and the majority of Christian leaders throughout history.
We'd encourage you to take a listen to what this passionate, unique, young man has to say. Amid his humor, he makes a lot of powerful and important points.
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Thank you SO much for raising awareness about circumcision. I have linked to your blog from my own, and I hope you don't mind! I'd appreciate feedback if you ever have a chance. Keep fighting the good fight. If even one boy stays intact as a result of what you share, it will be well worth it!ReplyDelete
I linked to your blog as well from my own personal blog. As the other comment stated, if even ONE boy can be saved from the information on this blog...ReplyDelete
I love the woman they interview in the very first part of the first clip. She is pro-circ when they start out talking, but then she says she would leave her sons intact.
Thanks Danielle, your blog is outstanding and has already received rave reviews for your post, "Would you circumcise your daughter?" on both my FB homepage and the FB Peaceful Parenting fan page. Excellent work! Keep it up. Through the combined efforts of education on this subject, a baby is saved every single day in this country - and it is for HIM today that we work. :)ReplyDelete
DrMomma- Thanks so much for sharing my blog on your sites! Wow, that is so amazing of you! May I have a link to your facebooks pages?ReplyDelete
Very good videos!ReplyDelete
yay for speaking out! I can't believe people still do this to their little darlings. I know when I had my little boy have his check up the nurse said 'oh you haven't had him done, things are changing and most ladies are getting their sons done now' oh I thought that's odd and sure enough all new mums I spoke to hadn't had their little boys circumsised so I sure hope no new mummies listen to the child health nurse!!!!ReplyDelete
You are doing a wonderful job my creating awareness, As i was shocked, God knows when the world will be safe place to live inReplyDelete
Those are pretty good videos! I wish he could *say* circumcision, lol, but that's just because I've spent the last year in speech therapy with my 6 yo and am super sensitive. ;)ReplyDelete
I would definitely refer any young men to this video as it is both evidence-based and accessible. The part at the end about doing all kind of crazy shit with his dick was pretty funny, too.
=) It's great to see people are speaking out against this mutilation!ReplyDelete
Well done, Jamie Stroud! Excellent way to raise awareness about male genital mutilation. Loved the part about how he "informed" his classmates about his awesome foreskin!ReplyDelete
Jamie's YouTube account has been upgraded and the videos are now one longer video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjy1qqKwW5QReplyDelete
I wish there was more people our age speaking out about this! I have a 10month old son and when he was born his Father's family hounded me like crazy to get him snipped. I honestly hadn't even thought about it until they told me to get it done. So I did the research, and decided that it didn't need to be done. They were less then thrilled and I used a comment similar to ones used that I didn't make any changes to my daughters genitals why would I make a change to his?? Also...my biggest thing is, when we have out babies (boys in this case) we say they are perfect and nothing can change them...yet they get them circumcised, did that not just change them?? My son is perfect from the top of his head to his tiny toes and I could never put my child through something so inhuman for him to be like his Father, for him to fit in. This was a great video!!ReplyDelete