Tim Hammond: Whose Body, Whose Rights?

In preparation for Tim Hammond’s conference presentation of findings from the Global Survey of Circumcision Harm, he has strongly urged conference attendees to first watch his documentary Whose Body, Whose Rights? Anyone who has wondered why MGM is such an important campaigning issue for J4MB and AVfM will find some of the answers in the documentary.

According to Hammond:

There is an astounding amount of myth and misunderstanding about this complex social, medical and religious issue, whether you come from a circumcising or a non-circumcising society. It would be immensely helpful to attendees to come to the conference with a basic understanding of the unique anatomy and important functions of the male foreskin, as well as the anti-sexual history and scope of male genital cutting customs.

The acclaimed documentary explores the history of male genital cutting (both in the West and in Judaism), debunks historical and contemporary medical claims, gives a voice to men harmed by the custom, and introduces viewers to the concept of foreskin restoration. It also sheds light on the legal and human rights questions, explores common ground with female genital cutting, and reveals what’s being done to protect vulnerable children from this anachronistic practice.

Hammond asserts that this background knowledge will enrich the experience of conference attendees as he presents his survey findings about long-term adverse physical, sexual, psychological and self-esteem consequences of infant male circumcision upon the health and wellbeing of boys and the men they become.

The documentary is available in two parts on YouTube. The first part, which automatically leads into Part 2, can be accessed here. The total documentary duration is 55:16.

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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