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 433 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 Why I Didn’t Speak Up: The Confessions Of A Postmodern Feminist F-Word What Postmodern Feminism Taught Me About Power F-Word Intersectional Feminism Is The Need Of The Hour – Here’s Why 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 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? Why Women Workers Are Protesting Against H&M Work Hamsadhwani Alagarsamy - December 11, 2018 0 H&M is the posterchild of sustainable fashion. In reality, it refuses to provide living wages to 850,000 workers around the world. Koffee with Kringe: Can We Stop With The ‘Boys Will Be Boys’ Narrative Already? Pop Culture Ishmeet Nagpal - December 12, 2018 0 Is it time to be disillusioned and recognise the inherent homophobia and misogyny that seem to underline this show that might as well be named Koffee with Kringe? 5 Feminist Economists Who Change The Way We See The World Gender Ashraya Maria - December 5, 2018 2 Here are 5 feminist economists who contribute in making economics acknowledge and address the differential impact of gender on individual lives and on the society at large.