There are bad claims, then worse claims; then there’s this

Oh, fuck me. This is funny.


Proud intact chap over here…

Now I’m not an activist, or an “intactivist” as that person calls it, but rather I just happen to be intact because my parents didn’t believe in circumcision. And thank fuck for that. Or maybe thank that for fuck, but I’ll get to that later…

I’m an atheist now, but was brought up Catholic, and I didn’t even know that other Christians ever got circumcised, not until I had to do a year of conscription in the old SA army. It was then that I noticed a friend’s sad little penis and asked him, innocently enough, what the fuck was wrong with it. In retrospect, my words may have been poorly chosen, but this was before I learned to be more subtle.

Even when my son was born, my ex, who was also brought up Catholic, wanted to have him circumcised. I would not let that happen, and at least on this occasion she didn’t get it done anyway. (She gave our dog away while I was at work, so she could have done this without my being able to stop her. But she didn’t. Thank goodness.) When she wanted to have it done, my initial response was, “But we’re not Jewish”. Because I still figured it was generally a Jewish thing.

Anyway, there is no good reason to cut off part of anyone’s penis. It’s an archaic practice and is based solely on religion. It’s not something I’m even passionate about. Just don’t do it because it is pointless. And it shouldn’t be pointless because you shouldn’t cut off the point and that’s the point I’m trying to make. I’m only intact because my parents weren’t idiots.

Which brings me back to my silly wordplay earlier… Not everybody seems to know this, but when it gets erect, the whole thing gets erect. Which means, as it fills up with blood and expands, the foreskin then pulls back, giving you more length. Like maybe 10cm more length. I don’t know exactly because I wouldn’t wanna measure it. While that doesn’t matter to most of us, if you have a little Donald Trump style micro-mushroom piel, it could very well double your length. And “size doesn’t matter” is just a little white lie that mothers tell their inadequate sons. Sorry for you…

I’m not exactly sure who this “Sumer Anunnaki” is but I do like his choice of name. The Anunnaki were a group of supposed deities worshipped by ancient Sumerians, but they are perhaps more famous for being incorporated into the infamous mistranslations by one Zecharia Sitchin and his ancient aliens nonsense, which is then incorporated into the Nibiru Cataclysm end of world conspiracy. So there are people out there who seriously think this non-existent planet is still coming, to “bring back” the Anunnaki to “enlighten us” and such, where the Anunnaki are some kind of spiritual aliens or something – it’s not entirely clear… but the long and short of it is the full version of the end of world conspiracy back in 2012 was batshit crazy and most people probably only heard the condensed (but still crazy) version.

So I figure Sumer is a troll, but a good one. It takes some skill to get 117 angry comments, mostly by men whose fragile masculinity has been challenged. I doubt that my attempt above, to challenge the other group of men who are circumcised, will be anywhere near as effective. Well done.

6 thoughts on “There are bad claims, then worse claims; then there’s this

  1. You might not want to call yourself an “intactivist” but the fact that you wrote this has certainly made you an advocate for genital autonomy. As a cut dad of two intact teen sons, thank you! We believe that everyone has a right to the genitalia they were born with.

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  2. Thank you for sharing your comments. Someone shared a link at a Facebook group where I’m a member. Because that’s what we do: Share literature or other media we find an believe others would like to see. You should join us and find out whether that makes us crazy or well organized, either or both. Sometimes I wonder myself when issues and blood pressures rise. But all-in-all I rate us as typical humans who are dedicated to or devoted to or even passionate about what matters to us. Extreme advocates of circumcision may find us radical and fanatical. Perspective is often a factor; to them no one is ever supposed to be opposed to circumcision. For them it is the most natural thing in the world to take a knife to the penis of a day old baby boy and amputate the part with most of the nerve endings it has. And risking his death by hemorrhage or infection (100 to 200 a year in the US). They find reasons in marginal, poorly established “medical” benefits. But never mind, it seems I don’t need to persuade you. Thanks again.

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    1. It’s more than a bit ironic that someone can call those of us opposed to bodily mutilation crazy. We should be the default. That’s why I wrote the post to mock anyone who would think us strange…


  3. It’s baffling that a fair number of atheists still support circumcision since it was, in fact, a BLOOD SACRIFICE FOR SIN (Exodus 4:24-26). But most Christians don’t know the Apostle Paul called it MUTILATION (Philippians 3:2). Thanks for sharing this.

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    1. Well, the whole basis of Christianity is Jesus as a blood sacrifice for sin, even though sin is a fabrication of religion itself, so maybe we shouldn’t be that surprised that most just accept whatever their parents did, and don’t even see it for what it is. I think those of us who leave religion understand it better than they ever will.


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