In the above seven and a half minute video, an event spokesman expressed his nervousness about our presence and you can see Halperin himself as he arrives for the event.
The Bay Area Intactivists organized a protest in Corte Madera on the occasion of Daniel Halperin and Craig Timberg‘s book tour in support of their new book, Tinderbox. Close to a dozen people turned out to hold signs outside. They also attended the talk inside Book Passage wearing t-shirts emblazoned with messages in support of genital integrity.
The authors were cordial and willing to address the concerns of the crowd, which was majority intactivists. However, their demeanor couldn’t disguise a certain lack of enthusiasm for questions that went to the heart of their assumptions and interpretation of data from studies Halperin himself designed and conducted.
While no one expected the effort to change the authors’ beliefs or underlying motives and assumptions, success was evident from the numerous thumbs up, positive comments, and car horn expressions of support from passing motorists.