Tuesday, January 16, 2018

CIRCUMCENSORSHIP: Scholarly Circumcision Articles Being Censored on Facebook

It's happened to me before; I post a link to a news article on a legit, valid news source, or to medical literature on a reputable journal on Facebook, only to have it immediately labeled as "spam" and deleted no sooner than I had clicked "post."

I would sit there and wonder if this was something that was happening only to me, but earlier today, I ran across a post in my news feed confirming to me that that I'm not the only one.

I've taken screenshots of the post on my news feed and have posted them below.

Facebook users can see the post on the matter, and the conversation ensuing among other intactivist Facebook users here (last accessed 1/15/2018).


I've downloaded the screen shot referenced in the conversation above and posted it below:

The conversation continues...

The screenshot referenced just above has been posted below:

The conversation continues...

The final screen shot mentioned can be seen here:

It is quite evident that there are people at Facebook who have decided to take the liberty to censor intactivism by labeling news articles or research papers that don't speak favorably of male circumcision as "spam" and immediately removing them.

This puts intactivists in the awkward position of not being able to substantiate the facts we post; in essence, Facebook is blocking access to verifiable information.

This wouldn't be the first time a social media outlet has made it difficult for intactivists to post; not too long ago, Twitter was keeping me from posting the following:

I tried to post this over and over again from different devices to no avail.

I kept getting error messages.

Finally, I took a screen shot which is the only way I could post what I wanted to say.

I talk about what happened me on Twitter on a different post, here.

All I can say is that, the information we post must be powerful and intimidating, if people at social media outlets are going as far as trying to censor us.

They may succeed temporarily, but not for long.
"Truth suppress'd will find an avenue to be told."
"Three things cannot remain long hidden; the sun, the moon, and the truth."

Monday, January 15, 2018

Good News From Israel

HERE'S something I was glad to see in my Facebook news feed today.

Baruch Hashem!

Link to the actual article in the Forward can be accessed here.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

REPOST: Preemptive Heart Surgery - A Thought Experiment

Hey there, readers... It's been a while.

Happy New Year, by the way.

I'm still here, but life gets in the way of my intactivism.

I wish I had more time to devote to this. If could, I'd be here 24/7.

Unfortunately, I'm not so blessed when it comes to time and money. I have to go to work to support a family like a lot of you.

Perhaps one day I'll have more time to devote to this important cause.

For now, I'd like to repost a thought experiment I saw on Facebook.

When I read it, it reaffirmed to me just how fucked up doctors pushing male infant genital mutilation as "medicine" really is.

Until the next time, stay safe.

All the best for a happy and prosperous 2018.

Thought Experiment - Preemptive Heart Surgery
Imagine you went to your doctor for a routine check-up. Your doctor becomes concerned and tells you, you immediately need heart surgery. There is no second to waste. He tells you the longer you wait, the riskier and more complicated the surgery will become.

You go under the knife the next day.

You wake up with a huge scar in the middle of your chest and a new pacemaker.

Now imagine you find out you didn't actually need that surgery. The surgery was 100% optional and there were much simpler and safer ways to maintain your good health.

The doctor shrugs off your concerns. "Well I suppose it wasn't strictly speaking, 'necessary.' You could have been cured by simply cutting down on red meat and going for a walk once a week. But I figured you wouldn't be responsible enough to do that. And since I decided you wouldn't be responsible enough, I decided it would be better to go through surgery now rather than later when you might really need it."

How mad would you be?

Think about that. Think about your response. You bear a permanent scar on your body and your heart is forever changed just because one person thought you wouldn't be responsible enough to maintain your own body and health.

Wouldn't you feel mutilated? Wouldn't you feel forever violated?

Now look to the circumcised men and children in your life. Can you really explain to them why they needed surgery to alter their genitals when they could have been better protected by simply learning the correct (and much easier) way to bathe?

Surgery, when there are easier and safer ways to attain the same or better result is unethical, and is in fact, criminal.

Routine Infant Circumcision is not ethical.