My hope is that one day people will be overwhelmed with facts, and no longer be able to ignore them.
And I have a dream. I dream that one day we won't have to even discuss this, because it'll just be common knowledge that circumcision is a violation of a child's human rights...and all people, regardless of age, gender, race, or religion, have rights and should be protected from genital cutting. All people have the right to genital autonomy. ALL people.
I dream of a world that knows our children are born perfect exactly the way they are, and don't need to be "fixed" by mutilating their bodies without their consent, and most often, as they scream for help only to be ignored.
I dream of a world where mothers will follow their instinct to protect their young, and never ever ignore that to please an adult.
I dream that one day I will be able to be excited when I hear of people having a son, instead of feeling this horrible dread...did I tell them enough information? Did they listen? Are they going to ignore the facts and listen to the lies and old wives tales they've been told?
I dream of a world where babies aren't strapped down to a table and have their foreskin clamped, torn, and then cut away, when they should instead be safe in the arms of their loved ones being told just how perfect they are.
I believe that all dreams can come true, and that a few small voices can make a big difference. We need to stand together and fight for the rights of the people who are unable to say NO, but who deserve to live their lives with their WHOLE body, perfect and complete, as they were designed. The inability to say no does not mean yes.
Babies are born perfect. Lets keep them that way.
I want to warn you, this is graphic. But it needs to be seen. Circumcision is graphic, and is a reality for millions of baby boys every year. If these tiny newly born babies are forced to live it, it's only fair that adults are forced to see it for what it really is.