Home Culture Artivism A Graphic Response To The ‘Women Against Feminism’ Movement A Graphic Response To The ‘Women Against Feminism’ Movement By Guest Writer - August 31, 2014 406 1 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window) RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR F-Word The Dilemma Behind Practising ‘Everyday Feminism’ F-Word Dear Men, Stop Asking Women To ‘Educate’ You On Feminism Artivism Remembering Aretha Franklin: The Voice Of Black America F-Word Is There A Margin Of Error For Young Feminists Today? F-Word This Angry Feminist Isn’t Going To “Calm Down” F-Word Can We Stop Being Scared Of The F-Word Now? 1 COMMENT Just a few numbers about circumcision: “There is strong evidence that circumcision reduces the risk of HIV infection in heterosexual men in high-risk populations. Evidence among heterosexual men in sub-Saharan Africa shows an absolute decrease in risk of 1.8% which is a relative decrease of between 38 percent and 66 percent over two years, and in this population studies rate it cost effective. Whether it is of benefit in developed countries is undetermined.” (so yes, it does reduce risks of many infections). http://www.jaoa.org/content/111/3_suppl_2/S11.long About the idea that it would reduce sexual pleasure, someone suggested by 60%, a systemic review and meta-analysis was conducted in 2013 which drew no such conclusion; it ” found the circumcision did not appear to affect sexual desire, pain with intercourse, premature ejaculation, time to ejaculation, erectile dysfunction or difficulties with orgasm” (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3881635/) And finally no, no, no. Removal of the foreskin (though I understand opposition to newborn/infant circumcision on the grounds that men should be able to decide for themselves whether they want one) is not comparable to removal of the clitoris: it is an organ, and not skin, the female body’s most erogenous and sensitive (and therefore, when one cuts it, painful) zone. Risks associated with exision are far greater: http://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/topics/fgm/health_consequences_fgm/en/ –> See especially the long-term risks; increased HIV risks, infections, especially during childbirth, quality of sexual life… Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply What's Trending On FII? Justice Indu Malhotra – The Lone Dissenter Of The Sabrimala Verdict Law & Policy Guest Writer - October 15, 2018 0 Justice Indu Malhotra’s understanding of religious practices in Ayyappa community is flawed because as she overlooks the role of patriarchy in religion. 10 Things Men Can Do To Dismantle Patriarchy In The Time Of #MeToo Society Guest Writer - October 12, 2018 2 It's time for men to recognise that patriarchy exists and examine their own position in this system that has subjugated womenkind long enough. A Statement By Feminist Groups & Individuals On The Going #MeToo Wave In India Statement Guest Writer - October 13, 2018 10 As feminist groups and individuals, we stand in support of the numerous women who have spoken out with courage during the #MeToo wave in India.