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Male circumcision is genital mutilation: the sharp unconcerned gender disparity as written by news media language
Frogtown, USA–I never really thought about the topic of circumcision much, especially in relation to change or making change within–I think my fate is sealed, was sealed before my brain could function enough to say perhaps “no, sounds painful”.
Maybe once in high school though I thought about it being a private matter. The idea of male circumcision and what it meant. I still don’t understand much about it, however many males in America are circumcised. I think the act could be because of religion or because of hygiene, it could be.
You see, I won’t research that. I don’t care if it is because of “religion” or “hygiene”, they why doesn’t matter.
The matter at hand is that male “genital mutilations” or “circumcisions” happen and there are limited media reports of them in comparison to female “genital mutilation” stories. I find it odd that a prevalent practice performed on one gender (male) is considered normal while a similar practice performed on another gender (female) is considered a news worthy, and possible criminal charge. And, as a self-identified male, I find this a bit unfair. (But that doesn’t fit into the Narrative.)
I do not believe female “genital mutilation” or “circumcisions” should make the news if, at the same time, a majority of male “genital mutilations” or “circumcisions” do not make the news in an equal capacity.
And yet, why is there little concern that “most adult men are circumcised“. Does this not concern the media or the activists that wish to protect human rights. Also, why is male “circumcision” not considered ubiquitously as male “genital mutilation”?
Recent news stories focused on female “genital mutilation” prompted me to delve back into the topic of “circumcision” in males, that, and the experience of having a baby boy.
As a parent I have to decided the fate of my child’s physical dimensions. There is no cry from protesters or the pundits when it comes to this private and personal decision at the hospital, not view as damage or irreversible harm but rather as an “option” to think about before birth.
So, think about this, as from above most American males are “circumcised”, or have experience “genital mutilation”. In recent years, however, male circumcisions in America are on the decline. Why is this? Perhaps because male circumcision is actually male “genital mutilation”, period, and the mainstream media doesn’t care.
They play with terminology when it works with their ideology, but cutting flesh from one person is the same as cutting from another, no matter race, creed, or gender.
In conclusion, the decision to “circumcise” or to “mutilate” not is a highly personal decision, and a final one. Accordingly, I believe that not only do we need to reconsider how we change our bodies but how we change the bodies of the future.
Moreover, I believe we need to understand and keep meanings and definitions in relation to words and genders equal, especially within news media language and context; we observe male “circumcisions” or “mutilations” as somehow not as equally alarming as female genital mutilation. Perhaps the lack of concern shown to one gender over another by mainstream news is the actual shocking news story that everyone wants but no one wants to hear.
As a self-identified male, I haven’t heard of any bills being made to save our (fore)skins, pun intended, in relation to “circumcisions” or actual male “genital mutilation”. Alike, I think all “genital mutilation”, in relation to all genders, is mutilation, destruction, and potentially a crime which disfigures the human body. Reconsider this when the idea arises in local reports or national breaking news.
Language is the key to this matter. You call something “circumcision” and then you call something “genital mutilation”, on the grounds of gender, and you assume a bias in the language you use to describe an action. Which is which?
That is the crux of this biscuit, the matter at hand. If we use the somewhat necessary innocuous and accepted language to describe an horrendous act, is that act then acceptable, and should that act be called something different depending on who it is done to? Because that happens now, today, on the topic put forth above.
I am no advocate, activist, or professional on the topic “genital mutilation”. I am merely stating concern over the potential bias within the media coverage of one agenda over another, one gender over another, through language and terminology.
These are my views. I am open to free discussion and open dialogue on the topic of circumcision/genital mutilation, please comment as necessary. Thank you for reading. No hate please, I try to stay positive.
Yosemite National Park–Alex Honnold has done it once again and attained another impossible feat in the world of serious climbing. After tackling El Capitan, onlookers watched as Honnold effortlessly and breathtakingly free-solo climbed into his van.
Awestruck spectators watching with eyes agape could hardly believe their camera phones at what they were witnessing/recording for Instagram, the professional mountain climber and avid reader stepped up to his white utility van and pulled himself in with absolute ease over the crux of the biscuit, the side door hole.
What was once thought an unbelievable accomplishment for humankind, to climb into a van door without safety ropes and harnesses or parachutes or life jacket has been proved believed, and somewhat realistically attainable by man.
The significance of this epic and monumental ascent is nothing short of the faked moon landing footage, in relation to what Stanley Kubrick had done for the American mentality in the space race and for cinematography in general throughout history, in relation to what Alex Honnold did in his climbing groups zen.
From inside of his van Honnold humbly took questions looking incredibly far down at the world from such a great height as he ate a pop tart and read a book about notes from some 19th century author who lived in some underground. Honnold could only thank his dearest mother.
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New Study: Global warming to cause devastating measurable harm in America locally in 2017, spring rummage sales in the midwest to take an incredibly massive hit
So far this year, we have seen polar ice caps melting more swiftly into the see, extreme weather spawning tornadoes across the central United States wreaking havoc, and now there is more tangible proof that the laws of global warming are taking a real grip globally and locally, midwestern rummage sales are slated to take a dramatic fiscal hit this year.
“Sure, the snow is gone, the ice piles is melting, and the flowers are popping up everywhere, but this change will touch us all, it will cause rummage salers to be absolutely confused about when to go rummagesaling… when to buy or sell. What’s even more, executives holding rummage sales will be just as confused as when to have a rummage sale as a tomato plant that tries to bloom in march in Duluth!” One disgruntled anonymous self-proclaimed community representative said last week.
All of this nice, tempered weather in what should be a winter weather wonderland this season will have an eventual, inevitable, severe, insane, incredible, unbelievable, amazing, awesome, terrible, ridiculous, measurable cost. Rummage sales sales for 2017 are forecasted to be down, way down. Down so much so that $25 worth of things-you-no-longer-wanted-cluttering-up-your-house will be worth only $15.
This year’s global warming inevitability is bad, real bad. (And that’s been fact-checked) When you think about the local effect that global warming has on the world, it is hard to comprehend. If each neighborhood is unable to make money off of rummage sales then the GDP for that neighborhood will be perish, changing tax values, raising the crime rate, adding to growing poverty, and this obviously leads to more socio-economical matters of grave concern, of course more protests.
And with all this bad, there is a silverling. Although, global warming will be felt locally–by law, immensely this year, there is still hope. A band of vigilante activists called “NCF” (which stands for No Carbohydrate Footprint) is out spreading the message to reduce their carbohydrate footprint drastically. Their actions are simple and easy and anyone can make change for the better. They advise the masses to simply eat less bread, noodles, and pop tarts. We can all make positive change in these dire times by stepping it up and reducing out carbohydrate footprint.
In lieu of all of this new information from this new study, now that there is visible measurable proof, all naysayers can switch their ideologies and start fixing the problem here and now, on this planet. Further, to help reduce one’s carbohydrate footprint one must avoid all grains, all food products that have carbohydrates in them. The world truly depends on those with higher enlightenment, those with the ability to make change in the present for the better of the future.
Gorsuch’s fate to be decided by bipartisan singing competition, Democrats and Republicans both agree that they love The Voice
What seemed a strange outcome to what would potentially be a interminable filibuster, which would then transpire into the ever dreaded “nuclear option”, government representatives have agreed to settle their contrasting differences in an unprecedented singing competition, because both parties love The Voice.
Tension soared to new heights on Monday as Democrats poised to block the Gorsuch vote and waste more time just talking (for lack of purpose)–which they have immense practice at, and as the Republicans estimated ways they could eventually change the rules by reinterpreting them as not to break them. Then, a silver lining, wonderful idea: sing it the fuck out. Now instead of meaningless jabber, they will serenade!
In this astonishing change of heart, all humility was saved by what was at first a quiet suggestion of a fair competition, one that Russia could certainly not hack or manipulate the paramount results of, and still, a game that would give any one group an option to decide who is more right than the other unequivocally. That’s when Gorsuch made the suggestions himself.
It was a risky move that was taken–very necessary though, very… to put that novel idea forward into the shark tank of US politics, and for once all parties agreed on something for a total of 20 seconds… an anonymous, yet, highly reliable source onlooker unaffiliated with CNN said. It was incredible. God… it was like they wasted the last year and just did something. Holy shit. Wow. This is AMAZING… it’s like a kale salad. another legitimate anonymous source partaking not associated with MPR said off the record.
Gorsuch went on to graciously expound that he got his unique concept of a singing competition from watching hit network television show The Voice, he thought of fixing all the world’s problems by singing about them seems absolutely realistic, and ironically very similar to a filibuster but more upbeat. And everyone loves The Voice.
Today politicians are going to use their voices for the voices of the American people because of The Voice, and Gorsuch, and in this competition determine once and for all Gorsuch fate and the future of America.
Did you happen to received a check in the mail from a class action lawsuit against Facebook? If so, you may be $15 richer, and this is no hoax. Click the link below to read more on the case that may effect 125,000,000 people on Facebook.
I am writing to thank Facebook for using my image/likeness without my permission, and losing in court and sending me a $15 settlement check. It was a surprise. Perhaps you all were surprised too. Let me know in the comments if you have experienced the same.
I didn’t really expect to find a check to me in the mail. Mostly it’s just bills and lender clubs reminding me that I exist on paper. This check was a great way to start the holiday weekend. Now I have to wait until Monday to cash it out.
The Class Action Lawsuit: