[Ads-l] intactivist

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Apr 6 02:05:31 EDT 2020


> I believe the intactivist community
> would consider "circumcision" worse than a circumlocution.

Judging by the posts by intactivist true-believers to Facebook, my
impression is that you are correct, sir. They take the defense of the
presence of the prepuce entirely seriously.
Since no male in my family has to "skin it back." I find it astounding that
the anti-cutters take this non-problem - for us guys, anyway - so extremely
seriously. Coffee-table-sized picture-books containing full-page photos of
penes purportedly horrifically mangled by circumcision have been for more
dekkids that I can say.

On Sun, Apr 5, 2020 at 11:14 PM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> It's been around for awhile, actually, as has Intactivism for the
> biophilosophical movement. This is from a posting by Hugh Young on the
> (late, lamented) OUTiL [Out in Linguistics] listserv:
>
> =====================
> As you might have guessed, I am also in contact with the *Intactivist*
> community (the word subsumes Female Genital Mutilation, Male Genital
> Mutilation and involuntary sex re/assignment surgery).
> =====================
>
> Posted 06 Mar 2000, so the lexical item has been around long enough to
> celebrate its twentieth anniversary.  I won't even try to check out what
> the traditional gift for that one is.  I believe the inactivist community
> would consider "circumcision" worse than a circumlocution.
>
> LH
>
>
>
> On Sun, Apr 5, 2020 at 10:57 PM George Thompson <george.thompson at nyu.edu>
> wrote:
>
> > - While wandering through the Web, looking for information on a book
> > called A
> > Surgical Temptation: The Demonization of the Foreskin and the Rise of
> > Circumcision in Britain, I came upon the following, at the website
> >
> https://circumcisionandhiv.com/2019/04/25/robert-darby-rest-in-peace/What
> > is an intactivist?
> >
> > in·tac·tiv·ist [in-tak-tuh-vist]
> >
> > *noun*
> > 1. an especially active, vigorous advocate of children's rights,
> especially
> > the right to genital integrity or the right to be free from genital
> cutting
> > (circumcision).
> >
> > *adjective*
> > 2. of or pertaining to intactivism or intactivists: an intactivist
> > organization for the right of male, female, and intersex children to be
> > free from genital cutting.
> >
> > 3. advocating for children by vigorously opposing genital cutting
> > (circumcision), especially the cutting of children who lack capacity to
> > consent: Intactivist opponents of the American Academy of Pediatrics
> > picketed their annual conference in New Orleans.
> >
> > GAT, who has always found his own foreskin to be as useful as it is
> > ornamental.
> >
> > --
> > George A. Thompson
> > Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern
> > Univ. Pr., 1998.
> >
> > But when aroused at the Trump of Doom / Ye shall start, bold kings, from
> > your lowly tomb. . .
> > L. H. Sigourney, "Burial of Mazeen", Poems.  Boston, 1827, p. 112
> >
> > The Trump of Doom -- also known as The Dunghill Toadstool.  (Here's a
> > picture of his great-grandfather.)
> >
> >
> http://www.parliament.uk/worksofart/artwork/james-gillray/an-excrescence---a-fungus-alias-a-toadstool-upon-a-dunghill/3851
> >
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