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
Ikonen, Matthew—USA As a person who believes and agrees with his religion and spiritualities value of sex as a vital part of healthy adult relationships, I feel that the lack of choice in the matter of my own circumcision is comparable to an unrequested amputation of the entire penis, or even another body part. The thought that millions of males cannot feel the full joys of intercourse due to this practice angers me. Please stop the abuse of children, and adults. Let it be a choice to be made, not an unrequested mutilation.
Ingebrigtsen, Aaron—USA I believe that circumcision, when done without the adult, educated, consent of the person to whom it is being done is physical and sexual abuse. It is just as bad as rape. I don't care whether it is done because of some misguided belief that it is medicaly necessary to always circumcise little boys or because of some religious belief or because of tradition. The act is still horrible. It should be illegal for people to do this to thier kids. As a result of this mutilation that occured shortly after birth, my brother and I have endured complications. Not because the circumcisions were done incorrectly, but because they were DONE. They were done exactly the same way they have been done for a long time, and ever since. If you think Abortion is murder, then surely Circumcision is rape. Even if you don't think first-term abortion is murder, you can't ignore the fact that a child who is fully formed and born to the world has the capacity to feel. The nervous system is in place. The agony they experience is extremely traumatic. And the mutilation ALWAYS causes complications later in life, whether you realize it or not.
Inman, Reidun —USA My mother has been fighting circumcision since the mid 60's. She has been instrumental in saving many males in our family and friend's families from being mutilated. My brother, 5 cousins, my son and a high school friend's son have all been saved from mutilation because my mother was brave enough to talk about infant circumcision. I am constantly amazed at how educated individuals remarkable find a way to legitimize mutiliation of their son's. Organized societies live with laws so keep the majority safe. It is time to keep infants safe and make infant circumcision a crime.
Ireland, Gilbert—USA Anti-Circumcision! Genital Mutilation must be outlawed!
Irwin, Victoria—USA Circumcision is child abuse. For those who refuse to see this I suggest that parents be made to watch their child being circumcised. I am only glad that my husband and I were enlightened enough to research this issue. I grew up thinking this was a normal and needed procedure. Thankfully my son did not have to go through what his father did.
Ishoy, Jared—USA I feel great satisfaction that this petition has been actualized and is being brought forward, and am deeply grateful to the brave and compassionate people whose sacrifice and dedication will one day bring about the end to this ghastly abuse of children. This is in fact the only reason Human Genital Mutilations take place at all, because they are enacted by adults onto children, who simply cannot protect themselves. By failing to fiercely protect children, Nations, States, and the United Nations itself are indeed failing to support and enforce basic, fundamental human rights. And this is unacceptable as well as deplorable.
isskenderov, karen—USA Genital mutilation is wrong. Just like slavery or incest. It cannot be justified through scripture or any other means. It is a human rights violation, plain and simple. Even supposed "benefits" cannot justify the procedure even if they are valid benefits. I believe the only way to stop this is to get down and dirty with the physicians and mohels who perform this. Anyone intelligent enough to be a physician or Rabbi must be intelligent enough to see the wrongs in this. I am disgusted with these torturers and mutilators. To disfigure a child's genitals is not only a human rights violation, but is also a sick, twisted and perverted procedure. I really wonder what is in the minds of these people.

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