Monday, August 10, 2020

Clinical Trial: Music as Analgesia for Male Infant Circumcision


I'm not going to say much about this; the problem should be immediately obvious.

Apparently there is a clinical trial to see how much or whether or not music eases the pain of male infant circumcision.

Is nobody going to talk about the ethics of an experiment to measure the effect of music on the pain of an elective cosmetic surgery on healthy, non-consenting infants?

Where is the human rights abuse outcry?

I mean, what would be the reaction of human rights groups if the subjects of the experiment were female?

What would people think of a "clinical trial" to measure the effects of this or that administered on a crying baby girl as she was being circumcised?

And this wouldn't be the first experiment of its kind.

I had already written about a similar "trial" to measure what male infant circumcision device "hurts less."

These "trials" miss the point.

They're ethically bankrupt.

How long before they're seen as the human experiments they are?

This is absolutely despicable.

The experimenting on male infant children needs to stop.

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Human Rights Activist Eric Clopper Files Lawsuit Vs. Harvard


I'm a little late in the game when it comes to reporting this, but as they say, "Better late than never."

Your blogger is busy with life and he somehow wishes he could be both an intactivist and supporting himself financially... Oh well... The best I can do is support other more important, more prominent intactivists...

On May 1st, 2018, Eric Clopper performed a play called Sex and Circumcision: An American Love Story at Harvard University's Sanders Theatre, where he staged the world's ultimate take-down of male infant circumcision as both a medical and religious ritual.

For this, Clopper was immediately placed on leave pending "a full review of the May 1 performance and events leading up to it."

Harvard suspended Clopper for 2 months for a supposed "investigation," during which Harvard’s student news paper, The Crimson, published 5 libelous articles against him, and refused to publish his letter to the editor.

In addition, to having solicited claims against him and eliminated his position, Harvard colluded with the sound company that handled Clopper’s show to obtain intimate footage of his, which they then showed to senior administrators, his boss, his friends and colleagues.

In essence, Harvard University, The Crimson and Baystate Sound colluded in a smear campaign against Clopper.

But why would anyone want to do this?

The answer is clear:

Officials at Harvard and their accomplices would like to cancel Eric Clopper because his message and take-down of male infant circumcision is solid, and they have vested interest in protecting male infant circumcision and those who perpetuate it.

That is the tactic and strategy of people who have no logical leg to stand on; cancel and silence.

So solid and irrefutable is Clopper's message, that the only chance people who want to silence him have is to disenfranchise him by attacking his character and plaguing him with financial ruin and shame.

That same year, Clopper set out to play David to Harvard's Goliath, setting up a GoFundMe to cover litigation expenses.

And now, it seems, Eric Clopper is finally armed and ready to fight.

On July 27, 2020 this year, he posted the following video on YouTube:




He says:
“My attorneys and I have officially filed suit against Harvard and other parties for the violation of my Constitutional Rights and other claims in the Federal District Court of Massachusetts.
If you'd like to support my and my attorney's legal efforts, and to get a copy of the pleadings, you can go to my site, subscribe for updates if you'd like, donate to our effort if you can, and there are various ways to get in touch with me if you'd like : https://www.clopper.com/harvard-lawsuit

I am going to be relatively quiet in the immediate future, but in the coming months and year, I will have many updates on this and other issues.

Clopper fights a three-way fight:

First and foremost, he fights to defend his reputation, since officials at Harvard, The Crimson and Baystate Sound colluded to attack his character.

Second, he fights to be heard, as the university's actions are a clear affront to his and others' Freedom of Speech, and their clear and express wish is to silence him.

And third, he fights for truth and raising awareness as to what is happening in hospitals across the United States; the gross and deliberate violation of basic human rights of healthy, non-consenting individuals in the name of pseudoscience and religion.

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You can watch Eric's full 2-hour performance on YouTube.
Harvard Porn-Shames Employee for Anti-Circumcision Show

Harvard Censors Intellect for Circumcision Play at Sanders Theatre

Saturday, July 25, 2020

FACEBOOK: Another Circumcision Death Surfaces


I was scrolling down my Facebook news feed and this caught my eye. I'm not going to comment much on this one... I'm just going to copy-paste what the mother wrote as it speaks enough for itself.

"He was born completely healthy. He died because they were negligent and didn’t clean their circumcision tools and because of that my son contracted herpes and suffered everyday of his life in pain.

"When we came home from the hospital, I told my husband and his pediatrician there was something wrong with my baby. As soon as he came back from having the procedure, he started acting differently. He cried constantly. You see he was in pain. He would clench up, he refused food. I kept telling the dr and my husband there is something wrong with my baby and I think he is going to die.

"He stopped breathing which landed us into the hospital with our 16-day-old baby. It took a week to figure out he had hsv2, which is herpes. The herpes caused him to get meningitis and encephalitis, which eventually ate his brain to the point his brain was liquid.

"My son had 7 spinal taps during his stay. We brought him home after 7 and half weeks in the hospital. At this point they are telling us that he is going to be completely dependent on us the rest of his life, that he suffered severe brain damage.

"We were able to bring him home but he was on iv medication for 2 weeks at home. He needed medication by iv round the clock. My son was on 12 medications. He suffered from seizures due to the meningitis.

"On August __ my son turned blue and stopped breathing again in my arms. We had been home about two weeks. We called 911. They drilled a hole into his tiny little leg on my couch in my living room to get him the iv medication.

"On August __ we had to make the decision to take him off life support. He was completely brain dead. He stopped opening his eyes, eating, crying, moving.

"My little boy was gone. My husband and I took him off life support at 1:22 pm. He died in my arms at 10:35 that night. I watched my little boy slowly stop breathing and die and that was the hardest thing I have ever gone through in my entire life, but he would never be off a ventilator nor would ever open his eyes or speak or anything.

"My daughter was just over the moon happy with having a baby brother. She loved him so much. We had to send her to stay with my parents while our son was fighting for his life so in a sense she lost her brother and her parents for a while.

"She was devastated. She has said so many times she wants to die and go to heaven to be with her brother. She is only 6 years old. We kept her involved as much as we could but this has affected her in so many different ways. We went from explaining to her that he was going to be different and special and need lots of care to I’m sorry but your brother is going to die. She got very mad and hated the world for taking her baby brother.

"The hospital blamed me, saying I gave him herpes which we were able to prove that I don’t have it, never have, nor have I ever been exposed. Our lawyer has been able to pin the time frame along with drs to prove that Oliver caught the infection during the circumcision.

"We didn’t know how it was done until after my son died and I watched a video and I almost lost my mind to see how cruel it is.

"I would have fought with my life to stop the circumcision but they said it was safe and normal.

"We both lived in the hospital with our son. We never left him we were just praying to God that our little boy would live. This child our son is my husband's only biological child . I remember us both blaming ourselves for what happened to our little boy. There was a lot of resentment, a lot of anger towards the hospital where he was birthed. This mistake cost our son his life and tore our family up."






Cases of herpes being spread from mohels and rabbis to male infants have made headlines before, but this is the first time your blogger had ever heard of a child contracting herpes at a hospital from a secular, non-religious circumcision.

The risks of male infant circumcision include, but aren't limited to, infection, partial or full ablation, hemorrhage and even death.

Because male infant circumcision is elective, non-medical surgery, any risk above zero is unconscionable.

Death is a risk of male infant circumcision.

Are parents being informed of this risk?

This is the question the AAP must address in their next policy statement on male infant circumcision.

It sounds like this mother didn't make a fully informed decision.

Reaping profit from performing elective, non-medical surgery on healthy, non-consenting individuals constitutes medical fraud.

Without medical or clinical indication, doctors have no business performing elective, non-medical surgery on healthy, non-consenting individuals, let alone be eliciting any kind of "choice" from the child's parents.







Deaths due to circumcision surface on Facebook all the time, and yet they barely get any coverage in the news.

I could only imagine that reporters would find more, would that they bothered to look.

The problem is that male infant circumcision has become so entrenched in American society that people have a tendency to look the other way whenever deaths like these happen, or to find some sort of excuse for it.

How many deaths will this take?

How many parents would refuse this needless surgery on their healthy children if they knew death was a risk?

This dirty little secret can't remain hidden forever.


List of Deaths and Complications Documented on This Blog:
ITALY: Yet Another Circumcision Death
 
Another Circumcision Death - Wound Would Not Stop Bleeding

FACEBOOK: Another Baby Fighting For His Life Post Circumcision

MADERA, CA: Another Circumcision Complication

CIRCUMCISION BOTCH: Another Post-Circumcision Hemorrhage Case Surfaces on Facebook

LAW SUIT: Child Loses "Significant Portion" of Penis During Circumcision

CIRCUMCISION BOTCHES: Colombia and Malaysia

CIRCUMCISION DEATH: This Time in Russia

FACEBOOK: KENTUCKY - Botched Circumcision Gives Newborn Severe UTI

FACEBOOK: Circumcision Sends Another Child to NICU - This Time in LA

GEORGIA: Circumcision Sends a Baby to the NICU

CIRCUMCISION DEATH: This Time in Italy

FACEBOOK NEWS FEED: A Complication and a Death

INTACTIVISTS: Why We Concern Ourselves

MALE INFANT CIRCUMCISION: Another Baby Boy Dies

CIRCUMCISION: Another Baby Dies

CIRCUMCISION DEATH: Yet Another One (I Hate Writing These)

Another Circumcision Death Comes to Light

CIRCUMCISION DEATH: Yes, Another One - This Time in Israel

FACEBOOK: Two Botches and a Death

CIRCUMCISION DEATH: Child Dies After Doctor Convinces Ontario Couple to Circumcise

ONTARIO CIRCUMCISION DEATH: The Plot Thickens

Joseph4GI: The Circumcision Blame Game

Phony Phimosis: How American Doctors Get Away With Medical Fraud

FACEBOOK: Two More Babies Nearly Succumb to Post Circumcision Hemorrhage

FACEBOOK: Another Circumcision Mishap - Baby Hemorrhaging After Circumcision

What Your Dr. Doesn't Know Could Hurt Your Child

FACEBOOK: Child in NICU After Lung Collapses During Circumcision

EMIRATES: Circumcision Claims Another Life

BabyCenter Keeping US Parents In the Dark About Circumcision

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Circumcision Claims Another Life

TEXAS: 'Nother Circumcision Botch

Monday, July 13, 2020

Intactivist Attorney Found Shot Dead at his California Home


 Marc Angelucci, Attorney, Intactivist

Coronavirus keeps me busy. I (very fortunately, and very gratefully) have a job to work, and I've got kids with pent-up energy from not being able to go out to wrestle with and take care of at home.

I barely have enough time to check out social media, let alone engage in intactivism.

This is why I'm only barely finding out about this man's murder.

I just logged into my Facebook account to find out intactivist attorney Marc Angelucci was found shot to death at his California home in San Bernardino, on Saturday, July 11th at around 4pm.

According to a news report, when Twin Peaks deputies arrived on the scene, Angelucci was found non-responsive and suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene, and the motive for the shooting is unknown.
Who is to say for sure why this man got shot? 

Marc Angelucci posing in "bloodstained man" attire,
in front of a blown up picture of a circumstraint,
the restraining board on which doctors fasten babies
to forcibly cut off part of their penises.
Angelucci was an outspoken intactivist attorney.

He was one of the first seven men who protested as part of a group known as the "Bloodstained Men," a group of intactivist who protest male infant circumcision wearing white clothing with the crotch area stained red to represent blood.

Angelucci was also the vice president and a board member of the National Coalition for Men. His death is a terrible loss for the legal community and for the intactivist and human rights community.
Perhaps his activism had something to do with his murder?
I do hope his murderers are caught, arrested and brought to justice.

His death is a terrible loss for the legal community and for the intactivist and human rights communities.

EDIT: I just saw this on Twitter:





Who could have done this...

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Twitter Bans Award-Winning Circumcision Documentary Filmmaker


At the beginning of the year, I posted about how Twitter has permanently banned me.

Four days ago, I was scrolling through my Facebook news feed to discover that filmmaker Brendon Marotta, author of the award-winning circumcision documentary film American Circumcision has also been banned. He wrote about his situation in his blog.

Brendon's circumstances seem to be similar to mine; I feel as though I didn't break any rules, at least intentionally, and whenever I try to appeal to Twitter or contact someone there, all I get are automated responses.

I feel that I was censored for daring to question organizations such as the AAP, ACOG, PEPFAR, the WHO, UNAIDS, USAID, JHPIEGO, and the like regarding male infant circumcision and the mass circumcision campaign happening in Africa under the purported pretext of "HIV prevention."

Now, there are many reasons why I dislike our president. I honestly can't believe he is in office, and would like nothing more than to see him be removed this November.

However, even a broken clock is right twice a day, and I find I actually agree with him taking on social media platforms on censorship, threatening to remove their protections if they keep censoring people.

Censoring dissent for daring to question and criticize authority and/or otherwise sacred cows is what China and North Korea do. I feel our country may be headed in that direction, and I commend the president for bringing attention to this and trying to do something about it.

Male circumcision being a case in point, it is completely possible for what are supposed to be respected medical authorities to disseminate misinformation that results in needless harm and the violation of the most basic of human rights.

That platforms like Twitter and Facebook are taking the liberty to censor any individual or organization that dares question authoritative medical organizations such as the WHO and AAP, and demonstrably prove that they are disseminating misinformation ought to concern intactivists.

Social media platforms are mistaken if they think they've won, though.



"Shit floats," as the saying goes.

Circumcision advocates may have won a temporary battle in silencing us by banning us from social media platforms, but the truth can't be hidden forever.

The truth is like the sun and the moon; they can't be hidden forever and eventually make their existence known, plain and obvious for all to see.

Being banned from Twitter means more people will want to see Brendon's film.

More people are going to find out about this, America's little secret, thus raising awareness of what goes on 3,000 times a day in this country.

If anything this actually helps our cause.

It's truly sad to watch those fond of upholding lies as they are eaten alive by the mouth of the truth.

While currently lies prevail regarding male circumcision, sooner or later, the truth must be known.

And then, like the sun and the moon, it will be plain, obvious and undeniable.
“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”
~Buddha
 "Truth suppress'd, whether by courts or crooks, will find an avenue to be told."
~Sheila Steele
"You can fool some people, some of the time, but you can't fool all the people all the time."
~Unknown

"Do nothing secretly; for Time sees and hears all things, and discloses all."
~Sophocles


Related Posts:
The State of Affairs for Joseph4gi

Twitter Censoring Joseph4GI

Circumcision Censorship at Twitter?

"American Circumcision" Wins Best Documentary Film Award at the Lone Star Film Festival

Circumcision Documentary Making Waves on Netflix, Twitter

American Circumcision: A Reaction to a Documentary on Circumcision in America

External links:
Brendon Marotta Blogs About His Twitter Ban


Official American Circumcision Film Website

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Sunday, May 24, 2020

Commedians Openly Criticising Circumcision


You know what's encouraging?

When I hear a North American comedian openly criticize male infant circumcision.

On American TV, it's just a constant barrage of "Ew! Foreskin. Men need to be circumcised. It's cleaner. Uncircumcised men are gross. Blah blah blah blah." Whether it's on the news or sitcoms. Some comedians even cringe at intactness and sing the praises of circumcision.

So when I see a comedian openly question male infant circumcision, openly criticize it, it gives me a feeling that maybe things are starting to change.

I was scrolling down my Facebook newsfeed and I noticed someone had posted a video of a comedian talking about how he got criticism for not having had his child circumcised despite the fact that he was circumcised.

I can't post a video of it here because at least for now, it's exclusively on Facebook. However I did transcribe it and I'm going to post it right here.

When you have a son, you have to decide if you want to circumcise him or not, I didn't want to do it. I'm circumised but I thought it was unnecessary.

People got really mad at me though. People are still really pro-circumcision.

Main argument, people are like "It's cleaner! It's cleaner!" And I'm like, "How about we try some soap and water first? Before we just start chopping things off people's bodies."

Like "Eew! The butt's gross! Get it outta there!"

Next argument, pople are like "Oh, he's not gon' remember, he's not gon' to remember."

It's like, yeah he's a BABY. He's not gon' remember ANYTHING. This doesn't mean I should DO it. I could stab him in the LEG and he's not gon' remember it.

Like "First two years! Do whatever you want! No memories!"

Then the weirdest argument I kept getting from multiple people, where like, who knew I was circumcised, they were like, "Well don't you want your penis and your son's penis to MATCH?"

What kind of fucked up father/son pageant do you think we're entering into?

Like "Hello my baby, hello my darling, hello my ragtime gal..."

"Look at those penises! They're so similar! Same barber..."
I'll link to the video on Facebook here, but I think it's only accessible to those who have Facebook accounts.

I was like "Alright!!!"

So refreshing!!!

"THANK you, THANK you!" I thought.

So I decided to check out the origin of the video and I see the guy's Facebook page. (Visitors with Facebook accounts can see it right here.)

And I notice the name is Ahmed Bharoocha.

Now, mind you, I had never even heard of this comedian.

And I think "Wow. Ahmed. That's a Muslim name isn't it?"

To me this is a big deal, because I know that having your child circumcised is seen as a religious requirement not only for Jews, but also for Muslims.

I've gotta say, I admire this comedian for his bravery in openly admitting he left his own child intact and criticizing circumcision through his act.

So not only is this a North American man openly criticizing circumcision and leaving his own child intact, but a North American of Muslim background.

Good for this guy.

Even though he himself is circumcised, he decided this isn't something he wants to do to his son. Seeing this video and finding out about this man and his son made my day.

 Ahmed Bharoocha and Son

But you know, Ahmed isn't the first North American comedian I've heard openly talking about intactness and circumcision. Not too long ago, I saw another video clip by a guy named Andrew Schulz.



I don't know too much about this guy either, but that name "Schulz" sounds rather Jewish.

I can't be sure, though, so don't quote me on this.

Why would this be a big deal?

I imagine that if criticizing circumcision is difficult for anyone, it has got to be for a Jewish man, as male infant circumcision is seen as divine commandment for Jewish people.

But who knows, maybe he's not even Jewish.

It's still a big deal, because male infant circumcision is ingrained in American culture.

I'm going to post a transcription of the above clip here, because I think it's just awesome.

"I heard this girl say 'I would never hook up with a guy with an uncircumcised penis.'

I was like 'You *do* know what a pussy looks like, right?'

A pussy looks like a bucket of foreskin, that's what a pussy looks like.

How DARE she say 'Ah, uh, it's this little extra skin at the top.'

'You got a JELLYFISH floppin' between YOUR legs... Never complained about THAT...'

We LOVE your vaginas. Both types.

That's the sound of a room full of women sayin' 'There's two types of vaginas? What type of vagina do I have?'

I'll let you decide; there's two.

One are the 'innies,' right?

Those are the ones that are, they're all tucked in, they look like a, like a... like a pork bun. All tucked in and neat...

Like if they could talk, they'd be like, real bashful.

They'd be like 'What are we doing? I don't even know you! Okay!'

And then there are the 'outies,' right?

And those are the ones that look like someone took a picture if it on a roller coaster...

'Ah!!!!!' Burble burble burble...

That shit's floppin' around for no reason... Is this a vagina or a balled up fruit roll-up? WTF is going on? I love fruit roll-ups, though, so it's not a problem for me."
 
Yes, yes, YES!

Finally someone's saying it!

Yes, it looks like the culture is finally changing...

This reminds me of that whole Taylor Swift/ Harry Styles breakup.

Women are always balking at intact penises, it's about time people start talking about intact vaginas.

Related Posts:
Harry Styles Says "No" To Taylor Swift

Nurse Shames a Mom for Not Having Son Circumcised


So I'm scrolling through my Facebook news feed and I run across this story; apparently, nurses can shame moms who didn't have their sons circumcised.

The story was published on Distractify and can be accessed here.

According to the story, a nurse was telling a mother she needed to register a circumcision form at the hospital. When the mother told the nurse she didn't need one as she was not having her son circumcised, the nurse gave her the following remark:

"Honestly, I don't know why we have a form for it. They should just automatically do it to everyone. I can't imagine why some people don't circumcise their sons. It's just so disgusting. I have three boys and of course they've all been circumcised."

Obviously the nurse was brazenly inserting herself into this conversation trying to justify *her*self by giving accounts of her life nobody asked for.

Personally, I don't think there's a problem when two people are having a conversation about circumcision. This happens all the time. I think it's generally a good thing that people are talking about it, as it does give mothers who didn't have their sons circumcised to talk about their decision.

Especially on social media, I think it's totally appropriate for mothers to talk about their own experiences and their own opinions.

This situation, however, is different.

Unlike a conversation happening between peers in person or on social media, we have an uneven power dynamic here, where a nurse, who is supposed to be a professional, is shaming a patient and inserting herself into the conversation.

What would happen if the scenario where reversed?

How would it play out if a nurse had told the parent "I can't see why people circumcised their sons. It's so disgusting. I have three boys and of course none of them were circumcised."?

That nurse would probably not have a job anymore, no doubt.

I have actually heard of a case where an intactivist nurse very politely tried to talk to parents about the possibility of leaving their baby boys intact, not even with the snarky attitude as the nurse in this story. Nothing like "this is disgusting," but rather trying to give parents information. You know? So that parents could make an "informed decision."

Needless to say, the parents complained to the nurse's higher-ups that they felt "harassed" and "uncomfortable" that the nurse was "prying into her business."


According to this story, the mom asked other moms in the "Parenting" subreddit and apparently this is not that uncommon.

"After I had my son every nurse that came in the room asked if I scheduled the circumcision. I had to keep telling them I wasn’t doing it. It got awkward after the third time," one mom wrote.

"When I had both of my boys they pushed it," another mom wrote. "Everyone that came into the room asked if it was going to get done. I’m surprised it didn’t get 'done by accident.'"

"Healthcare worker here!" another person wrote. "I’ve heard of this happening before, and it’s pretty common. Honestly, I would report her to your doctor."

I sincerely hope this parent did.

I don't think it's a problem if nurses are trying to genuinely inform parents so that they make an informed decision, but inserting your own opinions that anatomically correct genitals are "disgusting" crosses that line.

It's definitely a double-standard that nurses can outright shame parents for not having circumcised their children, but a nurse can't provide accurate information regarding anatomically correct genitals.

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