[Ads-l] intactivist

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Mon Apr 6 13:11:08 EDT 2020


LH --

Ghanks.  I'd checked the OED, where it's not to be found, but didn't look
further.

GAT

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
>> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__circumcisionandhiv.com_2019_04_25_robert-2Ddarby-2Drest-2Din-2Dpeace_What&d=DwMFaQ&c=slrrB7dE8n7gBJbeO0g-IQ&r=bSXZAAkiZUWoSBRkxN0oTCvSBrzy0FJhA07Bkk14LXU&m=b9QNB6jItyyWCE7yfi7PSv-RXhcZtKVSJ0MeWL7ROTc&s=fLVrZrzFCjVQErV4XkX8g5YJwegQT4A_Ce4BRzOCw3A&e=>
>> 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
>> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.parliament.uk_worksofart_artwork_james-2Dgillray_an-2Dexcrescence-2D-2D-2Da-2Dfungus-2Dalias-2Da-2Dtoadstool-2Dupon-2Da-2Ddunghill_3851&d=DwMFaQ&c=slrrB7dE8n7gBJbeO0g-IQ&r=bSXZAAkiZUWoSBRkxN0oTCvSBrzy0FJhA07Bkk14LXU&m=b9QNB6jItyyWCE7yfi7PSv-RXhcZtKVSJ0MeWL7ROTc&s=Fno_4ZnRYx0QQA_AG8u626pUXuqdBobB5zLPFhxJLBo&e=>
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-- 
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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