Author Archives: David Wilton

About David Wilton

fronterizo, public defender, intactivist, gay

BRIAN EARP: Circumcision – a sexual harm?

“Gender, Genital Alteration, and Beliefs About Bodily Harm” — Lecture by Brian D. Earp delivered at the 23rd Congress of the World Association for Sexual Health, Prague, May 29th, 2017. A critique of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ 2012 policy … Continue reading

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Was Spencer Elden abused on Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ album cover?

I don’t know the answer to that question, but I do know he suffered genital cutting without his consent. That much is clear. In this #metoo era, where is the outrage that someone took a knife to his genitals and … Continue reading

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Robert Darby, Rest in Peace

Robert Darby has passed away. He was the author of A Surgical Temptation: The Demonization of the Foreskin and the Rise of Circumcision in Britain (1st Ed., 2005). While I never met him personally, I knew him from his writings … Continue reading

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Paul Mason, Rest In Peace

Travis Wisdom writes via ARC: Friends, it’s with great sadness that I’d like to inform you all that Paul Mason, Chair of the Australasian Institute for Genital Autonomy, and Former Children’s Commissioner of Tasmania, died last night. Paul was a … Continue reading

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SOUTH AFRICA: Are circumcised men safer sex partners?

Turns out the answer is no. A new study published August 1, 2018 in PLoS One suggests that medically circumcised men over 40 carry higher rates of HIV than intact men or men circumcised as part of an initiation ritual … Continue reading

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