Category Archives: secularism

Body modifications for non-medical reasons should require consent

The Nordic countries show off their level of civilization again: During a meeting in Oslo, Nordic ombudsmen for children, Nordic paediatricians, and paediatric surgeons agreed a resolution urging their national governments to work for a ban on non-therapeutic circumcision of … Continue reading

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Coda to the MC discussion on feministe.us

It looks as if the comment thread of the MC post on feministe.us is permanently closed, so I’ll use this roundabout way to clarify my point once more. A user named macavitykitsune replied to me: You know what, it’s possible … Continue reading

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Why would feminists support male circumcision?

I am subscribed to the RSS feed of the http://www.feministe.us blog and every time I read I learn a lot. I used to think of myself as a man supporting women’s emancipation but I’ve learned in the last three years, … Continue reading

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And now for the pro-circumcision push-back

Nothing worthwhile comes easy, of course and the religious crowd arguing for the sanctity of religiously motivated circumcision of children won’t go down without a fight. And as was to be expected, instead of using rational arguments and empirical data, … Continue reading

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