Originally Posted by kinrice01
I haven't posted on this forum in a long time. I found my way back and came across this thread. I wish more people could see these images and perhaps know/understand/oppose these mutilations (both FGM AND our country's male-circs).
It really is horrible. Many people look at circumcision as this "simple snip", and thats how this can continue, many do not realize that this is a real surgery on an incredibly sensitive and delicate part of the body.
Often we say FGM is so bad, not only because of what is done, but how it is carried out. But there is no outcry for the way male circ is carried out internationally. The boy in the first picture above is having surgery performed on him with broken working tools, in a not only medically unsanitary, but down right filthy room.
Yet because circ is just a "snip" in some minds, people will look over that picture with their morning coffee, and will not see any problem. This lack of concern, lack of awareness does not only lead to the torture of millions of children, whose cries go unheard, this also will lead to deaths of many children. A problem unrecognized by most international human rights groups.
Thats why its so important for us to look at these images, because someone MUST see, in no abstract terms, what is going on.