I guess it took me until now to understand that people truly do not understand my position. So I’d like to outline this with as much clarity as possible.
I am against non-religious circumcision of infant boys. I don’t do it myself. I want parents to know that it isn’t necessary. That there are SOME benefits because I think that is the current scientific consensus, but there are also risks, and the benefits are only potential and may never be realized. That’s true about the risks, as well, yes, but since there are no actualized or guaranteed benefits, only potential benefits, circumcision is unnecessary. It can wait. Or never be done.
Intactivism is RUINING a good cause. What do I mean by that? Intactivism has only gotten more extreme, and extremism is ruining the movement. Extremism is what causes people to promote lies and phony statistics. Extremism is WHY there is so little science regarding this issue.
Extremist intactivists don’t threaten me, or pro-circumcision people. Nobody is running scared from you. My blog exists to counter your bullshit because I actually am against circumcision, and people like you are ruining the movement. No mainstream scientists bother to try to get funding for the issue or bother trying to counter your lies or butt heads with you because you are a joke. Nobody takes you seriously. You need to understand that.
I personally believe that parents should be educated about the truth of circumcision. That there are small benefits, smaller risks and it is unnecessary. Not that it’s rape or mutilation or whatever other asinine assignation you give it, but rather what the actual facts actually say.
Please, please stop doing this. Stop making a public spectacle out of this. Stop doing this because you are doing nothing but setting the movement and the goals back. By years, if not decades. Please take it seriously and stop hanging up cabbage patch dolls with hemostats on circumstraints, or painting your damn crotch red and yelling at strangers.
You want circumcision to go away? Stop screaming at the CDC or the doctors of the AAP. Quit using your quacks to come up with junk science and torturing bullshit out of data. Tell your leaders to stop getting arrested, stop encouraging death threats, stop gloating about crashing jets. Stop doing this. It doesn’t hurt me, I’m not even your enemy.
I’m shining a light at you, as are others involved with this blog or other movements like this that have recently sprung up. You obviously misunderstood. Nobody is running scared. Nobody is threatened. Nobody takes you seriously. Please, understand that. Nobody takes you seriously because you don’t take this seriously. Taking something seriously means you respect the topic and yourself enough to know what you’re talking about and tell the truth. It means you don’t alienate people you claim to want to help. It means you throw facts, not shit.
If you truly took this seriously, you would work hard to understand how best to accomplish your goals, not jet around the country looking in desperate need of a tampon. You don’t hold up signs nobody understands and make a public mockery out of something serious. You don’t come up with labels like intactocop, which prevent self-correction. You shine that light on yourself, and fix things before they become a problem, not encourage everyone to become more and more extremist.
Take this damn topic seriously. Stop trying to war on the internet, or perpetuate endless infighting. You are shooting yourselves in the foot. Quit labeling and shunning people who are trying to help you by shining a light on your bad behavior. Stop encouraging attention-seeking behavior under the erroneous belief that any publicity is good publicity. It’s too easy to counter the idiocy. It’s too easy to get distracted by the bad behavior and dismiss the message. It’s too easy because I think even you have started to lose your own thread.
Pick it up and find it again. You have started to parody yourselves. Learn from your mistakes and move on. It’s long past time.