The actual title to this piece in Salon doesn’t make any sense because the story is about men being circumcised as infants when they had neither the power to make the decision nor resist the assault. It’s more of the View from Nowhere although to be fair the piece purports to give voice to men rather than to speak for them through a report. Still it could have been done better and more fairly.
Men on making the cut [dead link]
The circumcision debate gets heated even without introducing the question of whether it should be legal — but activists in San Francisco are doing just that. Earlier this week, Bay Area “intactivists” submitted a ballot proposal that would ban the practice on boys under 18 and slap violators with a fine or jail time. The man behind the measure argues that circumcision is an “excruciatingly painful and permanently damaging surgery that’s forced on men when they’re at their weakest and most vulnerable.” Beyond that divisive rhetoric, there’s an important question — one that I decided to bring to men: How do you feel about the decision your parents’ made for you at birth?