Monthly Archives: January 2014


Well, since I happen to agree with Dr. Amy Tuteur of The Skeptical OB, I’m going to post a link to HER blog on the matter.


MANA – being 5.5x more deadly than hospital birth does not make homebirth safe.  Sorry.

What More Can I write

I don’t know.  At this point it sorta feels like chasing my own tail to update this blog.  There really is only so much that can be said on this topic.  Despite the Google Alert Brigade posting endlessly, they’re also repeating themselves over and over.  In amusingly pseudo-intelligent language.  Quite hilarious, that.   In any case, the Intactivism blogs tend to post updates of what Slate or The Baskerville Times said about circumcision that they think was wrong (BTW did you see that piece from Slate?  It really was a good piece!).  So THEY have stuff to write about, but I don’t really want to update multiple times a day to complain about what the Intactivism blogs are doing.  After all, it might end up just giving them more traffic.   No thank you.  Also I’m just not into that kind of minutia.

So I suppose I have a few topics that were promised to be addressed, so I could address those.  Religious Circumcision (though really, I’d prefer someone much more educated on myself to write on that particular topic, and you bet your cutie mark the comments will be closed on THAT blog), more on the AAP, maybe about how next year there’s not going to be some mind blowing ruling outlawing circumcision (and yeah the misunderstanding of the 14th Amendment in that manner makes me chuckle).  But honestly that’s still really not that much to write about.

Oh but I do have an idea.  I definitely have an idea. So for tonight, let’s just leave you guys with this little bit of positivity, from the totally sane, not fucked up or obsessed Intactivism crowd.  L’Chaim!

“My heart sure doesn’t break for her. On the contrary, she got exactly what she deserved. If every baby who was mutilated died, it might put a stop to the practice. This so-called tragedy is good publicity for outlawing genital mutilation. I hope she feels guilty for the rest of her miserable life & my sympathy for her is ZERO.”

“They didn’t care. It was more important that his penis be cut up than he live.”

“The doctors are trying to feed them the lie that the circumcision didn’t kill their son. This is why, even though it doesn’t seem ‘compassionate,’ people need to let’er rip on her. No, people should not be silent and ‘compassionate.’ While everyone is feeling sorry for the mother, what about the child?”

Meet The New Boss

Hello all. This is the new Paper Airplane. This post is to just update a few things and perhaps start this rusty old blog up again.

I am not the old Paper Airplane and I am a big old meanie. I personally consider most so-called intactivists to be foreskin fetishists and I am pretty against the practice of proselytizing to EVERYONE ON THE INTERNET about your weird ideas about the foreskin and circumcision. I do agree with the old Paper Airplane about the lack of necessity but other than that I support parents making either choice. Because it’s none of my business or your business if they want to have a safe, common procedure done when it is the safest and easiest to perform or to not have it done because they don’t want to.

I know there are many many moms who are sick and tired of this stupid debate. Intactivists seem to have gotten even crazier and more willing to lie and act as unethical charlatans in the name of Saving The Babies.

In any case I’m going to go through and post some comments stuck in moderation for now. I won’t let you promote your website on the blog but other than that I won’t censor.

By the way intactivists – you will never see any of the “pro-cutters” dressed up as a penis or a used tampon (or whatever that disaster of an outfit is) running around in public like idiots, or publishing comic books that have illustrations straight out of Nazi Germany (Foreskin Man The Aryan Savior of The Wrongly Jewish Baby). Because that’s extraordinarily unlikely to convince anyone of anything other than your dire need for psychiatric evaluation.

Happy New Years!