Posts tagged "circumcision"

This Realistic Foreskin Sculpture Is The Perfect Gift

A group of artists and anti-circumcision activists in Italy have taken to Kickstarter to promote their awareness campaign to end circumcision forever. Vincenzo Aiello is the Italian artist behind this awareness movement, and he's the president of Foregen, a non-profit "founded to research and implement regenerative medical therapies for circumcised males." I was unaware that…

By: Megan Reynolds / March 24, 2015

Oh My God, Circumcisions Are Not A New Trend

As a millennial who came of age at a time when dance movies weren't just a tired trope and Channing Tatum wasn't yet a thing, I am personally incredibly invested in the general goings-on of one particular boy band: B2K. A lot must have happened to them in the mere 11 years it's been since…

By: Beejoli Shah / January 30, 2015

Dude, Where’s My Dick? One Man’s Routine Circumcision Goes Very Wrong

You know how sometimes you go to the hairdresser asking for just a trim, but you worry that they'll get chop-happy and cut off more than you asked for? Well, imagine that happening to your penis. A man named Johnny Lee Banks Jr. recently went to the hospital for a routine circumcision (in as much…

By: Katie Oldenburg / July 25, 2014

Is It Inappropriate For A Nurse To Write On Facebook About Circumcision?

Oh hai, Internet. This post is not an invitation to rage forth in the epic battle about circumcision. I am merely posing a question to you: is it kinda inappropriate for a nurse to write about your kid's procedures on Facebook? A pediatric nurse in Spokane, Washington, wrote this on her Facebook page, which wa…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 27, 2013

Woman Who Performed Home Circumcision On Infant Receives Her Sentence

n case you missed the story last October, 30-year-old Keemonta Peterson was arrested after performing a DIY circumcision on her three-month-old son. Inspired by a passage in the Bible, she decided to perform one herself after watching some YouTube video tutorials. (These exist?) The boy was badly injured, but doctors were able to save hi…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 17, 2011

Grab Those Snippers! San Francisco Judge Nixes Circumcision Ban On Ballot

Snip away, San Francisco! A judge ruled yesterday that the city cannot vote on whether to ban circumcision on the ballot next election. The ban, which was spearheaded by activist Lloyd Schofield, would have made "genital mutilation" of minors punishable by a $1,000 fine or a year in prison. The Jewish community was meshuggenah about…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 29, 2011

Russell Crowe Waxes Philosophic On Circumcision

"Circumcision is barbaric and stupid. Who are you to correct nature? Is it real that GOD requires a donation of foreskin? Babies are perfect … I love my Jewish friends, I love the apples and the honey and the funny little hats but stop cutting yr babies … I will always stand for the perfectio…

By: Ami Angelowicz / June 10, 2011