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post #41 of 77
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Originally Posted by Pandora114 View Post
Hey Kira, DH might have to go down to your neck of the woods to get his V done...is there any Dr that you could reccomend down there that WONT try to pressure him into giving up his foreskin (or sneaking it off while things are numb)

I'm kinda paranoid about that...if you can't tell...
My brother got a V in the spring and not only did he insist on doing it without a drape, partially sitting up so he could watch the whole thing .... my SIL and their 4 kids were also in the room with him. I don't think any illegal circs could have happened

I would just insist on not having a drape and watching the procedure. Although I think it unlikely any doctor would perform a circ on an adult without permission - much too risky.

Laura
post #42 of 77
Okay if he actually got it caught IN a split open aluminum can, it may have actually partially cut through already. I could see how getting a loose cut would be a lot better than having a ton of scar tissue.

What a freak accident though.
post #43 of 77
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Originally Posted by dnr3301 View Post
ok, I just watched it, and that was funny!

I wouldn't put it past Jon Stewart to be a little opposed to it, even with his religious background. I think he has girls though?

JS knew the storyline, he probably was involved in writing the segment, he could have asked any other question, he didn't take the opprotunity to defend it, I think there is an anti-circ component to that.

call me nuts.
No, he has a young son. I remember watching the episode when he said that his son had been born the day before.
post #44 of 77
I really hope he was serious. I always hoped Ben's brother (Casey) would do the intactavist thing (it's only an assumption, but Casey and his wife are extremely crunchy and their son was born in Europe), but perhaps if Ben was already against it, it wasn't necessary.

I only hope that Ben's accident doesn't cause him to think 'well I'll get my son circumcised when he's a baby so that he doesn't have to go through the same experience as me".
post #45 of 77
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Originally Posted by Robin926 View Post
Okay, I read the link that ramlita posted.

Now I'm wondering... um, wasn't he wearing PANTS? That just seems bizarre.
have you seen the outfit? superheroes are always wearing skin tight spandex stuff...

we oughtta start a "jock straps for super heroes" movement

what a freak injury!
post #46 of 77
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Originally Posted by kldliam View Post
this is truly disturbing. I can't wait to see Michael Moore's next documentary...called 'SICKO' (about the medical world)
I wasnt aware of this. This would be a good opportunity to send letters to Moore urging him to do a penn and teller sort of treatment of circumcision in his documentary. You cant do a film on the absurdities and corruptness of the medical system without covering one of the most absurd and abhorrent cases of corruption and insanity of them all, infant circumcision.
post #47 of 77
Ah, I just saw the clip.

It isn't ALCOHOL we need to ply into him....

Its Frappaccinos!!!!

I can totally do that!!!!
post #48 of 77
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Originally Posted by ~Kira~ View Post
You could call this fellow - I've been browsing his site and so far, so good....better to arrange a consultation to make sure though. And also be good to consider having him sign something, y'know?


http://www.pommerville-urology.com/index.html



- Kira
thank you Kira
post #49 of 77
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Originally Posted by ozzyemm View Post
It isn't ALCOHOL we need to ply into him....

Its Frappaccinos!!!!
Can I get him drunk anyway?

The article above is from Weird April 1 news. So is it for real? Or was this part of a running joke? :
post #50 of 77
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'well I'll get my son circumcised when he's a baby so that he doesn't have to go through the same experience as me".
I dobut it - he says he HATES circumcisions, afterall. I'm gonna take that to mean he hates them, period. He doesn't have that whole "I wish it was done as an infant" air about him you know?

And really, what are the chances of that happening to anybody else?
post #51 of 77
Ben appeared totally serious, IMO. He looked like all he needed was a forum to discuss it and permission from his PR people and he'd be glad to fully go into his feelings on the subject. Go Ben!

That stuff about the accident sounds like bullcaca to me. The odds of that happening would be incredible, and for him to not find an alternative to foreskin amputation would be highly unlikely. I'm sure he'd say "over my dead body" as most guys would if someone suggested cutting off a hunk of their penis. If he's circumcised he probably just found out the real deal like many of us did through research etc, and now he's pissed that he's missing his foreskin. If he's intact, it's obvious why he's against it.
post #52 of 77
I say we should all write him letters and give him props because I'm sure there are people writing him letters saying they're offended.
post #53 of 77
I do think it would be awesome if we could get him as a spokesman of sorts, and I do think it's dreadful if he went through what it sounds like he did.

I wonder if he's reading this thread... :
post #54 of 77
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Originally Posted by Fi. View Post
I say we should all write him letters and give him props because I'm sure there are people writing him letters saying they're offended.
That's a great idea.

~Nay
post #55 of 77
I do think that a celebrity outwardly speaking out about it would have a great impact...though I can imagine that if he has indeed gone through such a loss emotionally it would be difficult. But, it would be taking a bad situation and making some good of it...!
post #56 of 77
Ben... Ben, come to us... we need you...

(C'mon, you KNOW celebs google their own names . Does he have a MySpace, I wonder? I'll be your friend, Ben.)
post #57 of 77
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Originally Posted by Fi. View Post
I say we should all write him letters and give him props because I'm sure there are people writing him letters saying they're offended.
What movies does he have coming out soon? I want to put my money where my mouth is and show him that I support him. I would love to get a bunch of intactivist together wearing some of Kira's t-shirts and take pictures of us going to his movie and send them to him.
post #58 of 77
Write Ben Affleck at:

Ben Affleck
c/o Creative Artists Agency
9380 Wilshire Blvd.,
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Here is the adress if anyone plans to write to him...
post #59 of 77
Thanks, Fi and InDaPhunk - I didn't see the interview and I really don't know much of Ben Affleck, so I was concerned - I'm happy to know it's unfounded!!
post #60 of 77
I have already sent an email to Michael Moore concerning Sicko and circumcision.
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