Ending circumcision without consent in the UK is now becoming a mainstream equalities issue and there is a need now to push on for victory. It is a cornerstone issue that highlights the inequality that men and boys face in the UK. It is rightly illegal that girls suffer from this mutilation and there has long been campaigns, conferences, speeches and now laws against it.
But where has the debate been from those self-proclaimed self-appointed equalities campaigners about the male circumcision. Probably scared of taking on certain religions and also not being remotely interested in ensuring that equality means equality for men and boys too.
So rather than just the shrugging of shoulders, men and women have taken the campaign up themselves and momentum is being gained in turning it onto a mainstream equalities issue.
The starkness of the facts, figures and stories presented by Ending Unnecessary Male Circumcision - an issue that effects 100 boys per day.
As the site says "When baby boys are bleeding to death in our communities as the result of being
subjected to a medically unnecessary surgery its time to take action."
The redoubtable Glen Poole has been on World Service and also was on Men's Hour tonight on Radio 5. On the World Service - never once did those that agree with circumcision recognise equality and consent.
This is a campaign that everyone should get behind - not just for the issue itself but what it means for furthering action on equality for men and boys.
Posted by Skimmington
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