Tag Archives: intactivism

At SF PRIDE 2011: Intact and Jewish

There is still more to come on the IAS 2011 conference in Rome. Stay tuned. Meanwhile, the video below was captured at the San Francisco Pride Festival this year. This one goes from an Auschwitz survivor angrily turning over the … Continue reading

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VAN LEWIS: Intactivist pioneer passed away today [6/6/2011]

UPDATE: Florida Today has published an obituary. The last time I saw Van Lewis, I had driven him to the Caltrain depot in San Francisco from Marilyn Milos’s place in the North Bay after she hosted a celebration following the … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Jewish American Scholar Leonard Glick on Circumcision

Here is another essential James Loewen film. This one is of Leonard Glick, an anthropology professor and scholar of Jewish history. I’ve had the privilege of meeting Professor Glick and even of receiving some very kind and encouraging words from … Continue reading

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SALON: Men on [being] cut

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 … Continue reading

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VAN LEWIS: “I was brought in involuntarily”

Van Lewis is an intelligent, reflective man whose brave protest in front of the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital occurred over 40 years ago on December 17, 1970. His was an early voice in the eventual social uprising that we call intactivism … Continue reading

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