Circumcision: Do No Harm

I just watched a circumcision take place, and you can too here: http://news.mensactivism.org/node/17831 (WARNING: It ain’t pretty. Oh, and don’t watch it on a heavy stomach.)

 

As I watched the obstatrition bind up the infant in the circumstraint (yes, that’s really what it’s called), screaming and crying and saw the doctor act like it was just your ordinary Tuesday morning a saying kept wizzing through my head “Above all do no harm.”

I’m sure you’ve heard a lot about circumcision no matter where you fall on the spectrum. You’ve probably heard that it’s mutilation, child abuse, hygenic, and etc. After actually watching a circumcision, I truly believe that it’s mutiliation, unnessecary, and destructive. You might not believe it. Your friends might not believe it. But if anyone can watch that and still inflict that brutality upon their own child, you sir/madam have no soul, plain and simple.

But they use anesthetic! I hear you shouting my way. Only 45% of doctors use any anastethic at all (they say it would take too long to put the baby under), and that anasthetic is an injection applied to the area which will be operated. And even if they used total anasthetic (which they never do) it would not absolve the baby of pain. Think about the afflicted area. Urine is essentially salt water, which will be flowing into that wound every time the baby urinates for about two weeks. So under no circumstances is the baby every completely immune to the pain. But that’s one of the few excuses I actually give the time of day. There are several other excuses that just piss me off.

Like “But it looks better.” So it’s cosmetic surgery now? That you’re inflicting on babies? Without anasthetic? That he cannot consent to? That will forever damage his sex-life? That will make him resent you? That cannot be undone?

“But I want him to look like his father!” Is that what you think fathers and sons do? Look at each other’s dicks? If that’s an activity they both enjoy together there is something seriously wrong going on there. Do you know what actually makes your child not look you (mother or father, daughter or son)? Being born. Your child will never look 100% like you, ever.

“But girls like them better circumcised/I like circumcised better.” This one has got to piss me off the most. So women like men who were essentially partially castrated as newborns without their own consent and without anasthetic, which increases the chances of vaginal tearing and difficulty reaching orgasm for the sake of it looking “normal?” Anyone who says this is at best a virgin who doesn’t know what she’s talking about, or just an idiot. At worst she’s evil.

And finally “they usually don’t mind.” Maybe they won’t. But let me tell you this. I mind. After I thew up watching the circumcision the first thing that flashed through my mind was “Oh God! They did this to me?” Then I thought, “They did this to my brother, father, grandfather, cousins, uncles.” It makes me feel incomplete, robbed, cheated, and violated. For the days after I couldn’t look at it without feeling damaged or broken. Hell, it’s been twenty years and I still have the scar. Everyone who’s circumcised does (You won’t find it unless you know what to look for).

Is it hygenic? Let me ask you, is it really worth it? Does it prevent penile cancer? Penile cancer is so rare that any statistics are inconclusive? Does it stop HIV/AIDS? HIV is spread by the transfer of bodily liquids. The foreskin is not a liquid. Does it stop prostate cancer? Let me ask you this, how can chopping off piece of a baby’s gentials possibly reduce cancer for an internal organ? That’s like saying that you can reduce lung cancer by chopping off your finger. Oh by the way, you probably already know this but circumcision doesn’t stop: masturbation, alcoholism, bent spine, wet dreams, syphilis, epilepsy, spinal paralysis, bedwetting, clubfoot, bladder paralysis, abdominal neuralgia, eye problems, blindness, deafness, dumbness, incontinence, tuberculosis, tongue cancer, cervical cancer (but only before they’ve had sex for the first time!), nervousness, bladder cancer, rectum cancer, urinary tract infections, AIDS, or strepptococal disease. All of these have been claimed. 

And about Bill Gate’s plan to inflict mass circumcision on Africa. Providing this isn’t a race thing, smart people do get stupid ideas sometimes. I touched the top of a lit lantern to see if it was hot. It was. Genius.

If someone you know is considering circumcising their son, please make them actually watch one take place. If they still want to do, you should probably not continue interaction with them. It’s been said before that circumcision is a cure in search of a disease. But in all honesty it’s more like a disease itself that can be cured with research.

What pisses me off the most about circumcision is that there isn’t any outrage about this. I mean, sure plenty of people are against it, but no one is lobbying congress demanding that circumcision be made illegal in the United States. I mean, in the American concensus putting perfume on rabbits is deemed morally wrong, but chopping off the most sensative part of the male anatomy is permissable. At this point the best I can hope for is that it’ll just die off on its own.

Children 4 justice

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-xgtAc2xaI&list=PLCBCA9014AC465616&index=4&feature=plpp_video

 

Please spread this video as far and as wide as you can and help reform family courts. The corruption must end. These are the voices of children who will hear Politicians say that their fathers have abandoned them. They will hear constant media voices saying ‘deadbeat dads’, ‘abusers’ and ‘in the best interests of the children’. And their pain will turn to anger.

Abortions and Vasectomies

Okay, we gotta talk about abortion. Even though everyone seems to debate whether or not this is a men’s rights issue (except MRA’s oddly enough). Why now? Because I just read on men’s news daily that Georgia is seeking to ban vasectomies in response to the constant barrage on abortion “rights.” You can read the article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/22/georgia-vasectomy-ban_n_1293369.html. This…. pisses me off. How does an abortion equate to a vasectomy? Um… I’m gonna rip this article to shreds, so yeah…

“Thousands of children are deprived of birth in this state every year because of the lack of state regulation over vasectomies,” said bill author Yasmin Neal

Um…. how? A sperm is not a child. That’s like saying that every time a woman has her period a child is prevented from being born. An egg is not a child either. A zygote (combination of an egg and sperm) may be considered a child. Men who get vasectomies never want children, and if they weren’t able to get vasectomies they may be forced into fatherhood at some point in their life. 

“It is patently unfair that men can avoid unwanted fatherhood by presuming that their judgment over such matters is more valid than the judgment of the General Assembly, while women’s ability to decide is constantly up for debate throughout the United States.”

It’s unfair that woman can avoid unwanted maternity by using birth control, the morning after pill, etc. That aside, a woman’s ability to constantly decide is at the very least borderline immoral. The vas deferens (what’s cut in a vasectomy) is not alive, was never alive, and will never form a life. If it does all medical science will lose it’s shit. A fetus will become a child if it’s not aborted. Plain and simple.

“The Republican attack on women’s reproductive rights is unconscionable,” said House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams

Do you really want to fucking talk about reproductive rights? Do you? You know what, I’m not even gonna fucking comment on that.

“What is more deplorable is the hypocrisy of HB 954’s author. If we follow his logic, we believe it is the obligation of the General Assembly to assert an equally invasive state interest in the reproductive habits of men and substitute the will of the government over the will of men.”

Once again, a vasectomy is NOT the equivilent of an abortion! If we follow your logic, snipping a tube is the same as killing a fetus, something that could potentially be a person one day. Hmm… maybe I don’t have to find a wife to get a child if that’s the case.

If men have any reproductive rights at all, it’s the ability to get a vasectomy. And they want to take this away. Am I ever getting a vasectomy? No, I want to be a father some day. But I understand that plenty of men don’t, especially if they could be used as pawns against him. A vasectomy is in no ways immoral. Possibly a mistake on his part? Sure, but it’s his mistake to make.

NAWALT! Part I: But…..

When MRA’s talk about toxic women, family terrorists, gold-diggers, bear-baiters, and etc. they eventually are lobbied the response: Not All Women are Like that (NAWALT). And that is totally true, unfortunately all women must be assumed to be “like that” until they prove otherwise through their actions. It wouldn’t be safe to assume it any other way, and I’m going to explain it… with a metaphor.

Alright, let’s assume that congress was even more brain dead and they passed a law that said people with natural red hair could beat the living shit out of anyone they wanted and suffer no consequences for it. And anyone who challenges this law is assumed to hate red heads.

Now obviously not everyone with red hair is going to beat the living shit out of people, especially not immediately. But some will. And when other red-heads see how “fun” it is, they might do it too. Unfortunately most people don’t know about these laws, except the red heads who use them and the ones beat up by the red-heads. The ones who are beat up are going to try to warn other people what red heads could do. Not all of the red heads could be like that, but they could be.

Of course, congress decides that red-heads aren’t beating enough people up so they decide that for each person a red-head beats up, s/he gets paid a sum of money for it. Now there’s a problem, a real problem. Now red-heads have an incentive to harm people. Still, there will be plenty of moral red-heads. But… no one wants to get the shit beat out of them.

Obvously, these aren’t the only reasons good people don’t do bad things. Unfortunately, it gets worse. Let’s abandon the red-head metaphor (no offense to any red-heads out there) and explain why good people do bad things. I’ve found seven reasons.

  1. Law: If there is a law against something most people won’t do it. In our current political times, it isn’t illegal for a woman to assault a man, to divorce him, to prevent him from seeing his kids, to abort his children, etc.
  2. Lack of Incentive: If a person a no reason to do something, they probably won’t do it. Thanks to daddy government, women have incentive to screw men over. Women get paid when they get full custody of a man’s children; she gets alimony when she steals his house through divorce, etc. etc. There’s plenty of incentive for women to screw men over.
  3. Role Models: If someone has role models that teach certain virtues, the ones following those role models will adopt those virtues. Unfortunately, the media is stripping this one away. In the media it’s funny when a man gets hurt, the woman is always justified in taking something from the man, etc., etc.
  4. Stigma: If murder were legal, people probably still wouldn’t do it, because no one likes murderers. If a woman hits a man, she is cheered on and encouraged by society. There is a stigma for women to push themselves up and forward at the expence of men.
  5. Upbringing: We can assume that fatherlessness is a major player here. In fatherless families, discipline is usually lacking. And to pin a double-whammy the education selectively disciplines based on gender. If a girl hits a boy, and he hits back the boy will be repremanded, and the girl will just be ignored.They learn that they can hurt boys without consequences.
  6. Empathy: when people can see through the eyes of another, they often won’t hurt that person. Media again, telling you that all men are evil, stupid, incompetent, blah, blah, etc. etc.
  7. Kindness: If a person is kind, they most likely won’t harm anyone. This one is upbringing and probably the only thing that our society hasn’t completely demonized. Unfortunately the media has attacked it, heavily. After all, men are supposed to be stupid right, why should you care?

So yes, any woman is really isn’t “Like that;” unfortunately you have to deal with the consequences that disingenious individuals have created. It’s a sad state of affairs, but no one wants the shit beaten out of them, to be falsely accused of rape, to be unable to see their minor children, etc. etc. and the best way to do that is to just be wary of all women, as sad as it seems.

Oppression

Feminism, education, and our very western society will frequently tell you that women were oppressed at some point in the past that no one alive today lived in, and no one with actual sanity cares about. I’m not hear to debate that because quite frankly I don’t give a damn who was oppressed in the past. I do care who is oppressed now. So let’s first define oppression, based on the dictionary

Oppression[1]

  1. The excercise of authority or power in a burdensome, cruel, or unjust manner
  2. An act or instance of oppressing
  3. The state of being oppressed
  4. The feeling of being heavily burdened, mentally or physically, by troubles, adverse conditions, anxiety, etc.

Alright, if we go by definition 4 then everyone is oppressed at some point in their life, so for our purposes we’ll ignore it. 2 and 3 are also useless for our purposes. Definition 1 is where my concern lies, and using this definition I can justifiably say that men are oppressed by women in our western society. Seriously. Don’t believe me? Here are some examples:

Oppression is

  • When the oppressor group decides whether or not the children of the oppressed group are born. In our western society, we call this abortion[2]. Remember: her body, her choice. It doesn’t matter if that thing is half his DNA.
  • When the oppressor group is allowed to assault the oppressed group with impunity. If a man hits a woman, that bastard is going to jail. If a woman hits a man, society applauds her.
  • When a member of the oppressor group has the power to send a member of the oppressed group to jail on the slightest whim. All she has to do is say “he hit me” and that guy is going to jail[3]
  • When the oppressed group has their genitals mutilated routinely, while mutilating the genitals of the oppressor group is against the law. Circumcision of the penis’ foreskin is routine[4]; circumcision of the clitoris or clirotal foreskin is against the law, even for religious reasons[5]
  • When a member of the oppressor group has the power to destroy a member of the oppressed group’s job, education status, and family life upon the slightest whim. All a woman has to do is say “he raped me” and his life is over.[6]
  • When the oppressor group can vote for a war which it does not have to fight, but the oppressed group must fight in the war. Selective service/conscription[7]. Women don’t have to enlist.
  • When the oppressor group can kidnap the oppressed’s children and is encouraged for it. You go grrl! You take away that man’s kids, even though he is providing a comfortable home for you. He made you slightly unhappy, you can’t live with that!
  • When the oppressor group is gauranteed places in education, careers, etc. and the oppresed group is not. Affirmative action[8]
  • When the oppressor group is allowed to make their complaints heard, but the oppressed group isn’t. By now, someone’s already told me to man up.
  • When the oppressor group lives on the work of the oppressed, and claims they don’t need the oppressed. So all the “I don’t need a man in my life women” could you really survive without houses, roads, sewers, grocery stores, computers, televisions, telephones, clocks, microwaves, ovens, refridgerators, beds, lights, food, etc. that men built? Could you survive without an effective military keeping enemies at bay? Could you survive without the garage being taken away? Most women can’t even camp.
  • When the crimes of the oppressor group are excused, while the crimes of the oppressed are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. First: sentancing disparity[9]. Women get away with all kinds of crimes. Everything up to and including murder[10][11][12][13][14][15][16].
  • When the oppressed group is unjustly stigmatized and feared; even though the oppressor group is equally capable and active in evil and fearful actions. Anyone with a brain knows that not all men are pedophiles, and not all pedophiles are men[17]; yet we are constantly wary of our children around men and never around women. That attitude is horribly dangerous, and now woman pedophiles can get close to children because while that kid is kidnapped, the police will be questioning every man in the city and avoiding the obvious.
  • When the oppressed must pay the oppressors for the kidnapping of their children, their theft of their assests, and the occupation of their homes. We call this child support[21] and alimony[22]
  • When members the oppresser group can easily justify killing members of the oppressed group, but vise-versa is never justifiable. Women have been able to kill and get away with it by blaming it on post-partum depression[23]; battered-woman syndrome[24]; or even PMS[25]. Why don’t we make it easier on ourselves and just call it Vagina Syndrome? Oh, somebody’s been murdered. Wait, the killer has a vagina, she must not have meant it. We gotta let it go. Would save work for the lawyers.

Women are oppressed? Wake. the. FUCK. up. Seriously.

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What Misogyny is Not

An inevitable accusation that almost every MRA has faced or will face shortly after beginning is being a misogynist, or a sexist towards women. However, this accusation is lobbied so wildly that no one actually seems to know what is sexist and what isn’t. So, for those that choose to critize me and other MRA’s, I will tell you what misogyny is not. And yes, I will update this list when I think of more examples.

Misogyny is Not:

  • Stating proven facts that prove men lead in a good area, or women lead in a bad area, such as the fact that women file the majority of divorces.
  • Opposition to misandric legislation such as VAWA, Title IX, or Affirmative Action
  • Believing that men and women should have the same requirements in careers such as the police force, firefighting, and the military
  • Criticism of a female politican such as Hiliary Clinton
  • Criticism of any particular female
  • Stating biological facts about the differences between the sexes (men have more grey matter in their brains; women have more white matter)
  • Stating that some women do evil things such as murder, rape, or engage in pedophilia
  • Paying equally on a date
  • Saying that a particular male (athlete, politican, teacher, whatever) is better than a particular female (athlete, politician, teacher, whatever)
  • Complaining about sexual harrasment laws, domestic violence laws, gender discrepency of punishment, etc.
  • Being pro-life
  • Telling women not to dress provocitavely
  • Refusing to marry
  • Refusing to have sex
  • Stating that gender is biological, not societal.
  • Warning about toxic women, gold-diggers, serial monogomists, and other undeseriable groups
  • Being a Men’s Rights Activist
  • Being Anti-feminist/not feminist
  • Refusing to be chivalrous (Actually being chivalrous is misogyny)
  • Engaging in prostitution
  • Watching pornography
  • Starting a men’s only group (Unless starting a women’s only group is misandric)
  • Preferring to work for/with men instead of women
  • Preferring to see a male doctor
  • Following a religion which allows Polygamy
  • Finding women attractive
  • Being homosexual

Savvy?