Group Coming to Watertown to Protest Circumcising Infants

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A billboard displaying the Bloodstained Men’s message in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

The following announcement was provided by the Bloodstained Men:

Boston Area residents will be peacefully educated by activists including victims of genital cutting. The protest in Watertown will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Watertown Square.

The public will be reminded that babies whose genitals are mutilated as infants grow up to be men who are speaking out about what was done to their penis before they could defend themselves. Passersby will be faced with the basic, undeniable human rights argument against the routine genital cutting of children: the foreskin is a healthy, valuable body part that belongs solely and entirely to the child. It is unnecessary, cruel, damaging, and ethically unacceptable to remove a healthy body part from a person who is incapable of consent.

The intactivist message is gaining traction in the mainstream media. Recently Tosh.0 featured an extended interview with Bloodstained Men & Their Friend’s Founder and Co-director Brother K, reaching millions worldwide with the irrefutable argument for bodily autonomy. Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang aligned himself with the intactivist message. The Bloodstained Men have received diverse, significant media coverage of their highly visible protests, having been featured on public radio, the evening news, and just about everything in between. The Bloodstained Men have a prolific and educational social media presence including millions of shares and comments. The horror of infant circumcision really gets people talking.

Bloodstained Men & Their Friends is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to giving victims of genital cutting a voice and to educating Americans about the harms of infant circumcision and the importance of the foreskin. Our bloodstained suit serves as an arresting visual reminder that circumcision affects its victims for life. When a baby boy is circumcised, so is the man he will become. 

Find out more by visiting: http://www.bloodstainedmen.com or https://www.facebook.com/BloodstainedMenTheirFriends

All are welcome at our peaceful protests. The full tour schedule can be found on our website or at https://www.facebook.com/NewEnglandCircumcisionCrisisProtests. We encourage attendees to wear the Bloodstained Suit.  

12 thoughts on “Group Coming to Watertown to Protest Circumcising Infants

  1. Thank you so much for writing this powerful article! It’s far past time for the press to cover this important information. People are forever going on about how awful it is to cut the genitals of a girl while simultaneously passing off their newborn boys to be strapped to a four point restraint and have the most sensitive part of their bodies brutally taken from them.
    I’ve lived in Watertown most of my life and I have been protesting with the Bloodstained Men since 2013. People need to wake up to this important issue.

  2. I am always suspicious of campaigns against circumcision of males. Jews and Muslims do this as a required religious practice and I suspect much of the opposition is about this. As for the argument about mental damage, this doesn’t seem to be borne out either in the religious communities or in the general US population – and it’s not mentioned in the referenced article. Any comparison with female genital mutilation is also not relevant – male circumcision involves removing a flap of skin, not cutting and/or closing off functional genitalia.

    If you don’t want to circumcise your boys, then don’t – but also don’t make it out as a major issue.

    • Just because it’s a religious practice doesn’t make it right, also, how can you say that comparing male to female genital mutilation is not relevant? How do you suppose they remove the foreskin? It’s CUT off, with a scalpel, with no anesthesia…Granted, it’s way worse for the female, with respect to what they go though, but to just discount any pain or future complications and/or trauma for the male is just dismissive don’t you think?

    • Why don’t you set that up? People are organizing to address problems and concerns, whether you share them or not. Don’t attend if you’re not interested. Be part of the solution to problems. Harder than just commenting on posts to be sure.

  3. Appears cut men can’t fathom they were robbed? And how could they when it was done in infancy and the very industry that profits writes are the media artilces that it’s safe and healthy. But wait have any of you researched this. Baby died this spring after a circumcision in Texas. And why would boys not have same protective restrictions on their genitals as girls do. Wake up USA.

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