Saturday, March 30, 2013
Non-Consensual Circumcision IS Rape
1: an act or instance of robbing or despoiling or carrying away a person by force
2: unlawful sexual activity ... carried out forcibly ... against the will usually of a female or with a person who is beneath a certain age or incapable of valid consent
Let's break it down, shall we?
"An act or instance of robbing or despoiling or carrying away a person by force." Well, they didn't get strapped to that circumstraint by hopping up on the board themselves. And they certainly didn't consent. Furthermore, cutting away 50,000-70,000 nerve endings so as to ensure the babe never has a full sexual experience as nature intended is forcibly robbing him of his sexuality with life-long physical ramifications to both he and his future partners. Yup. Rape.
"Unlawful sexual activity..." Rubbing the penis repeatedly so as to cause an erection in a newborn's penis without said newborn asking to have it done to them. Mmm hmmm. Rape.
"...carried out forcibly..." Again, he's not shouting from the rooftops, "Strap me down and slice me up!" Someone is doing it to him sans consent. Forcibly. Yeah. Rape.
"...against the will of a female or with a person who is beneath a certain age or incapable of valid consent." We've outlawed female genital mutilation (though only in 1997, which means I certainly could've been a victim and you could have, too). Thank goodness. But those boys are certainly not of the age of consent by any stretch of the imagination nor are they capable of giving valid, knowing consent. In fact, their screams, tears, and/or state of shock seem to demonstrate pretty clearly that they are, in fact, vehemently protesting - it's just that nobody is listening, because we consider babes to be sub-human and to be controlled. Definitely. Rape.
It blows me away how many people at once say they are against genital mutilation, but that calling it rape is a gross exaggeration and they're offended that I've done so. How much more clear do I need to make it? It's a gross something, but exaggeration it is not...