Friday, June 18, 2010

But we're working on children

Ok, I read this and I just can't believe it.

Alarming research being conducted at Cornell University is creating quite a stir, and pretty damn understandably: pediatric urologist Dr. Dix Poppas has been cutting the genitals of infants and children, with parental consent,for having clitorises that are too large.
I suggest you just click the link and read this, it makes me sick to my stomach. This asshole is mutilating the genitalia of children in an attempt to make them look "normal". That parents are consenting to this is abhorrent to begin with, but the fact is, we don't know what sort of BS is being sold to them. Parents want their kids to be normal. It's up to informed persons to remind them that 'normalcy' isn't the same as what's defined by the media around us. Moreso, this asshole isn't even concerned with the long term sexual health of these children. In fact the title of this post was his response when that question was asked.

Furthermore, the F-Word points outAlice Dreger'sexperience talking to a surgeonin the field, who very clearly demonstrates the absolute lack of awareness that his "subjects" are actually human:

One time I asked a surgeon who does these surgeries if he had any idea how women actually reach orgasm. What did he actually know, scientifically, about the functional physiology of the adult clitoris? He looked at me blankly, and then said, "But we're working on children." As if they were never going to grow up.

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