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Name: Ashley Montagu, Ph.D., Sc.D., Litt.D.


Gender: Male

Education: Completed Post-Graduate College
Occupation: None Selected
Award/Prize/Recognition: Humanist of the Year (1995)
Humanist of the Year (1995)

Internationally renowned author of more than fifty books,
stated in his distinguished  address at The Aldous Huxley
Celebration, 1994:

Circumcision is a brutal ritual rooted in superstition and
should be abandoned.

and from: Mutilated Humanity, Distinguished Address: Second
International Symposium on Circumcision, San Francisco, 1991,
published in The Humanist, July/August, 1995, stated:

What is called for is a well thought out approach to the eradication
of antiquated beliefs and practices which cause so much needless
suffering, mutilation, tragedy, and death; an approach which takes
into consideration all those factors I have mentioned, and more. We
can begin with carefully designed programs, possibly under the
auspices of the United Nations, or a similar body, with the purpose

of rendering obsolescent the practice of circumcision, an archaic
ritual mutilation which has no justification whatever, and no place
in a civilized society.

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