The Abnormal Practice of Male Genital Mutilation in Religion

We have all heard of FGM, Female Genital Mutilation and it is regarded as a terrible practice prevalent in several countries (still legal in a few) against female humans who are very horrifically assaulted at a very young age, cut with sharp razors in thier genitals, at times without anesthesia. This is conducted solely as per religious or traditional beliefs, usually to prevent them from enjoying sexuality.

But what about the sexual abuse of men who are assualted as very young boys or as infants in a similar abnormal religious tradition? Why is it widespread, and why is it condoned and even promoted by the medical community who profit from it? And how about the billions of innocent baby animals painfully castrated without anesthesia every year in animal farms just for profit before their gruesome slaughter?

The most important thing we have to undertsand is that human infants or those of other species cannot consent to these operations and therefore performing genitally mutilating procedures on females as well as male babies and children on the sensitive genital parts of their little bodies, or upon animals amounts to rape and sexual assault in addition to torture.

A report by scientists based in USA states that baby boys can die as a result of having their foreskin removed with approximately 117 babies dying due to circumcision annually in the United States. (Bollinger, Dan. (2010). Lost Boys: An Estimate of U.S. Circumcision-Related Infant Deaths. Thymos: Journal of Boyhood Studies. 4. 78-90. 10.3149/thy.0401.78.)

The actual numbers of deaths of babies due to circumcision could be a lot higher. According to a crucial report by CIRP doctors hide the true reason of baby death during or after circumcision. As quoted in their article, ‘Neonatal circumcision has no medical indication and is now considered to be an unnecessary non-therapeutic operation’. The report mentions names of several victims some of whom died due to heart attack after the painful procedure and others due to shock and complications.

The false belief that babies do not feel pain, and that the procedure is a miror operation is also at the root of this evil baby mutilation practice. An Oxford University MRI study has concluded that babies feel pain much like adults. In a very disturbing report listing many research studies, researchers have found evidence that the high level of pain issued to infants (normally without anesthetic in circumcision of newborn infants) would not be tolerated by older patients.(Williamson, P. & Williamson, M., “Physiologic Stress Reduction by a Local Anesthetic during Newborn Circumcision,” Pediatrics 71 1983). Imagine a little newborn child having to undergo a surgical procedure so painful that even an adult could not have tolerated it?

Circumcision is a bloody procedure as large proportion of skin around the penis is cut off unnecessarily. Some infants cannot stop crying for many hours to days altogether, have abnormally long spells of sleep and unable to follow normal feeding, bathing or urination routine after the procedure. Newborn circumcisions are normally performed while the child is awake without anesthesia. Imagine going through the gory procedure when you are just born and all you want is your mother’s loving protection and her milk?

Derogatory practices of FGM Female Genital Mutilation and Breast Ironing are also observed not only in African nations and Middle East but also in the developed countries, often including those such as UK where FGM is banned.

In a media report a man who committed suicide due to circumcision in adulthood has described how it was acutely painful, led to chronic discomfort and was infact comparable to removal of female clitoris (FGM).

The justification of this abhorrent and rather painful practice of genital mutilation of male children is similar to that of females – the ideology that masturbation in particular is bad and a tendency towards shaming of the natural human body parts.

In the Psychology Today magazine Dr. Darcia Narvaez notes that Dr. Kellogg (of Corn Flakes fame) advocated circumcision to stop masturbation without administering an anesthetic, in an attempt to induce a mind-body correlation with punishment.

Some parents and medical professionals actually condone this practice stating that it improves health, cleanliness and hygeine (by removing the very necessary nature-endowed protective flap on the sex organ). These doctors also boast that circumcision delays male orgasms (although completely unnaturally) when females may not always appreciate it and are married to unwanted partners in many underdeveloped countries. Women at times end up feeling trapped and often raped within their marriage, undergoing the ordeal of sexual intercourse merely because there is no choice given to them and no way of escaping their financial, physical and mental subjugation while circumcised men take their time to climax and unable to please themselves independently via masturbation.

Genital mutilation of babies and children usually leads to abnormality in sexual behavior. In a leading research study conducted by scientists, it was found that “Masturbatory pleasure decreased after circumcision in 48% of the respondents, and masturbatory difficulty increased after circumcision in 63% of the respondents, while 20% reported a worse sex life after circumcision.” The researchers concluded that circumcision adversely affects sexual function in many men, typically due to a loss of nerve endings. (Kim, D. and Pang, M.‐G. (2007), The effect of male circumcision on sexuality. BJU International, 99: 619-622.)

Circumcision was purely an invention of the Biblical religions as per Genesis 17:13: “He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.” As usual there were promises by the assumed God to make Abraham an owner of many lands as per the voice and visions believed by followers to be true in blind faith. The racial greed for owning many lands and becoming a predecesor of many nations has been used to justify the process that is clearly child abuse.

So strong is the corrupt hold of religion over the innocent minds of human beings that billions of people in the world are still under the spell of outdated religions and their unnecessary as well as very harmful traditions.

As usual the fate of animals is much worse than that of even human babies.

In a report by a leading charity Free From Harm it is described that using that animal owners perpetrate the crimes of castration, that too without painkillers upon innocent baby animals to make them ‘less aggressive and more marketable’. Sometimes a scalpel is used in farms to simply cut off the entire organ painfully while at times the blood supply is cut off using ringed devices to make the organ break apart from the rest of the body and fall off. In some countries as described in this Arab News report, even stray cats are neutered and spayed without general anesthesia as well which leads to immense pain as their sexual organs are removed wide awake. Cats and dogs are prevented from licking wounds or soothing their body with use of preventive collars and cannot describe thier feelings in human language.

When it comes to farmed animals such as baby sheep, goats, pigs, calves, chicken and many others, they are not only painfully mutilated by way of castration, beak clipping, teeth clipping, tail docking, hot iron branding, ear tagging to name a few of the evil procedures, but also gas chambered, anally electrocuted and knifed violently. Their life ends after their enduring very painful physical and psychological torture and trauma without any hospitalisation, kindness, affection or rescue operations by any charity, simply because they are considered slaves, owned by the farmers, raped and bred to be horrifically bled to death.

The fact that even human babies suffer painful mutilations as a result of misinformed and ignorant parents who are religiously brainwashed and unable to think sensibly or have empathy towards their own newborns, is yet another terrible aspect of human society. Sadly circumcision is unquestioned and condoned as a religious choice left upon parents, when it should be widely spoken about and condemned as any kind of child abuse should be.

Violent crimes such as these need to end now which is not possible unless humanity awakens from the darkest states of unconsciousness, apathy and rigid adherence to popular yet senseless traditions that are not only horribly evil but also of no value to us all.

Please share this article far and wide to educate others and save babies and children from the adverse effects of the very widely prevalent yet completely irrational custom of baby genital mutilation.

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