Comments of Individual Endorsers of the Montagu Resolution

Below are the public comments made by endorsers of the Montagu Resolution. Feel free to browse through the list using the letters above and below the table of comments.

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Name—Country Comment
Easterling, Katherine—USA circumcision sucks
Eaton, Karen—USA I am very pleased that so many people are actively helping. I hope that male circumcision in the USA will be made illegal soon.
Ebbels, David—United Kingdom Infant genital mutilation is a blatant infringement of their basic human rights. Unless absolutely necessary for medical reasons; ALL childrenís genitals should be left fully in tact. Circumcision CAN be performed at ANY stage through a personís life, IF required. However, the operation CANNOT be reversed if, in later life, the person decides that they did NOT want the operation to have gone ahead.
Eckert, Robert—USA The non-consensual mutilation of another human being's genitals is an outrageous violation of basic human rights. No child is capable of gibing consent, and no one has the right to give it for him or her.
Eckhardt, Erik—USA Circumcision as practiced today cripples sexually. It is a grave human rights violation.
Edwards-Schofield, Emily—USA no cosmetic surgery on normal baby body parts!
Eliot, Seymour—Canada When genital mutilation is not necessary nor imperative at birth, it shall not be performed. Circumcision should not be a choice left to the parents, it should be an option left to the only concerned person when this person is old enough and informed enough to take in consideration this option.
Elks, Kevin—United Kingdom "The circumcision of any child without unavoidable medical need is an abuse of human rights of the child and the adult to who the child will become. It is a barbaric act of sexual abuse which is to the degradation and shame of any civilized society."
Ellingwood, Ross—USA Children have the right to bodily integrety and not to be subjected to painful and unecesarry surgery.
Ellis, John—USA If it is a human rights violation to mutilate the genitalia of one child then it must be a human rights violation to mutilate the genitalia of all children. We cannot have it both ways. Protect all children or protect none...and the protection of none is unthinkable.
Emerson, Stanley—USA In my writings on the problem of the sexual mutilation of children, I often include, generally at the end of my compositions, some statements/aphorisms which are useful in recognizing the difficulties we face in our existence and especially in the problem of, and work to end, the sexual mutilation of helpless and hapless children of both sexes. Here are a few of my favorites taken from my large collection: Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. - Marie Curie ("Madame Curie", eminent Polish scientist and freethinker) The curse of man and the cause of nearly all his woe is his stupendous capacity to believe the incredible. - H. L. Mencken The creations of our mind should be a blessing not a curse to mankind. - Albert Einstein Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. - Horace Mann
England—USA I do believe that NO child should have the integrety of their genetal areas compromised. Children that are born with incomplete genitals should be left as they are, as long as the problem does not affect their health, until they are old enough to decide what they what to do about their situation. I have seen children born with tiny penises, which are excised, raised as girls. When the child hits puberty, it may be that he is in fact hormaonally male. This causes severe emotional problems.
England, Daniel—Australia Routine neonatal genital mutilation is a violation of every human right. It is obviously a crime and should be specifically outlawed by international treaty.
Enzor, Glori—USA It is not our place to perform unnecessary cosmetic surgery on nonconsenting infants! If a boy was meant to have a foreskin, he would be born with one.
Esch-Radtke, Marie—USA Thank you for bringing this subject to light. It is time that we give our male infants the same consideration we give our female infants. Their psychological health depends on it!
Esteven, Gregory—USA There is not much that I can say about genital integrity that has not already been said by many others much more knowledgable than myself, and more eloquently. However, I feel that the right of a person to maintain healthy, functioning parts of his or her own body, at any age, is so fundamental that the fact that we are still being forced to examine the question of whether it is right is an unimaginable disgrace. I hope I see an end, or at least a dramatic decrease, to the mutilation of children in my lifetime.
Eury, Devin—USA I recently read a wonderful article in a Christian magazine. It was all about a powerful woman who has saved thousands of women and girls, in Africa, from genital mutilation. After reading the artcile, I was encouraged that it is becoming widely known (especially in Africa) the damage that this does to women and children. Then I became saddened to think that probably the majority of parents who were reading the article agreed wholeheartedly with what this woman has done in Africa, but that they probably have proudly circumcised their own child, and even paid for it here in America...the "civilised country". I pray that soon the day will come when we'll read articles in mainstream magazines about all the people who have fought so hard in America (and elsewhere) to protect the men and boys from genital mutilation.
Evans, Melissa—USA This is maddness, and it needs to stop.

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