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Foreskin Facecream? (exerpt, please see full article)<br>
source: <a href="http://thetyee.ca/Views/2007/01/30/Foreskin/" target="_blank">http://thetyee.ca/Views/2007/01/30/Foreskin/</a><br><br>
Fibroblast your wrinkles?<br>
And it's not the only body part on the chopping block for vanity. Ethical?<br>
By Amanda Euringer<br>
Published: January 30, 2007<br><br><br>
TheTyee.ca<br>
What is the value of human parts? I am at the Body Worlds 3 exhibit with my<br>
six-year-old, and what I thought was going to be an interesting medical<br>
lesson for my daughter is turning into a strange art show and commentary on<br>
our varying degrees of values around human flesh. We are standing in front<br>
of a body called "Skin Man." Once a living, breathing human, he now stands<br>
with a thoughtful expression on his face, holding one skinned arm<br>
outstretched with his entire human dermis aloft, like a coat to be hung. I'm<br>
trying to think of some interesting ethical discussions around the value of<br>
human bodies with my child, but all I can think of is how much money his<br>
skin is worth.<br><br>
In an article for The Tyee, Dr. Paul Tinari estimated that a single male<br>
foreskin can be worth upwards of $100,000. He argued that men who are<br>
circumcised have a right to the revenue made off the resale of their<br>
foreskins (just as someone who sells their hair for wigs would, for<br>
example).<br>
source: <a href="http://thetyee.ca/Views/2007/01/30/Foreskin/" target="_blank">http://thetyee.ca/Views/2007/01/30/Foreskin/</a>
 

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Blech! Between the foreskins and the terminated fetus in the face cream, I think I lost my lunch. How can anyone feel OK putting that on their own face to look "prettier"?
 

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I just read an article and found out about it, I really don't know how to feel. Sick, sad, disturbed.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: What the Heck?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">How can anyone feel OK putting that on their own face to look "prettier"?</div>
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Ignorance, of course...the consumer simply doesn't know what's in the product they use. If they know that the product contains parts excised from other humans, they're less likely to use that product...it's not like these companies go out of their way to tell you "hey, we put foreskin in our crap so your face will look great!".<br><br>
Hrm...could you call someone who uses this stuff a...dick...head?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:
 

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Thanks for posting - really disgusting and so gross. I'm so glad I found this board. It sure makes it easy to say no circ now.
 

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I've met Amanda, the woman who wrote that piece. She totally "gets" the human rights violation of circumcision and has had a few articles published. She's away from Vancouver right now but I'm planning to work with her on some other angles when I can get together with her again. It's amazing how broad the reach of some of these articles is.<br><br>
I was 'googling' something that I had pub'd recently and found it posted on a Christian nudists website (who knew there was such a thing!). It's certainly an interesting cross section of humanity that is waking up to the rights of baby boys, finally.
 

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Oh YUK, terminated foetus cells in face cream? That's absolutely revolting, shades of Elizabeth Bathory anyone?<br><br>
Ghouls.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Oh YUK, terminated foetus cells in face cream? That's absolutely revolting, shades of Elizabeth Bathory anyone?<br><br>
Ghouls.</div>
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Of course, it's the new "Bathory And Body" line that just came out...
 
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