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Tuli Or Not Tuli: Should Circumcision Be Banned?

A group of intactivists (for "intact" penis) is campaigning to ban circumcision in different cultures, including ours!
by Cia Juan | Jun 23, 2014
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Hey fellas, have you heard of this recent Foreskin Man comics bashing the Philippine government’s “Operation Tuli”? It’s about a superhero who saves children around the world (Africa, Middle East, Asia) from getting circumcised. 

The Foreskin Man comics depicts the Pinay nurse as a
villain who forces her own child to be circumcised

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It’s funny, we know, but there’s a deep issue here, bro: It was produced by a group of activists called “intactivists” (for “intact” penis), who are seeking to preserve the integrity of the human genitals worldwide.

Seriously, the group has just submitted a bill called Male Genital Mutilation Bill (MGM) to 10 US state legislatures (California, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington), they want to ban tuli among minors (below 18 years old), except for compelling medical reasons.

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"But why?!" you ask? They said the practice violates the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which provides the child’s right to express his/her own views in all matters concerning him/her (Article 12), and states that children must be protected against traditional practices that may be prejudicial to their health (Article 24).

They also argue that while all forms of Female Genital Mutilation (where African cultures remove the clitoris or some parts of the vulva of young girls) are prohibited by the US Code, there is no equal protection for boys. #SeemsLegit

A clip from the BBC series Tribal Wives; the host discusses female
circumcisson with young women members of Ethiopia's Afar Tribe 

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