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Name: James W. Prescott, Ph.D.


Gender: Male

Education: Completed Post-Graduate College
Occupation: None Selected
Director, Institute of Humanistic Science
Past President, Humanist Fellowship of San Diego and Humanist
Association of the National Capital Area; past AHA Board Member;
co-author/signer of "Humanist Manifesto II" and "A New Bill of Sexual
Rights and Responsibilities"; stated at the First International
Symposium on Circumcision (1989):

"...forms of male and female genital mutilation that are conducted as
a matter of social and religious custom...constitute "Acts of torture
(and) cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment" within the
language and intent of Article 5 of the "United Nations Universal
Declaration of Human Rights";  and

From: "Genital Pain vs. Genital Pleasure: Why The One and
Not The Other", Truth  Seeker (July/August 1989), stated:

"....the confounding of pain and pleasure in the developing brain
provides the neuropsychological foundation for individuals who must
experience pain to experience pleasure, or who derive pleasure from
the experience of pain (sado-masochism)....these developmental
experiences of genital pain and affectional deprivation preclude the
possibility of realizing the spiritual dimensions of human sexuality.

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