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Name: James DeMeo, Ph.D.


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Gender: Male

Occupation: None Selected
Director, Orgone Biophysical Research Lab
I am most pleased to add my name to the Ashley Montagu Resolution To
End The Genital Mutilation of Children Worldwide: A Petition To The
World Court, The Hague. The plague of genital mutilations has been
studied intensively from an historical, cross-cultural and scientific
viewpoint, and is found to have begun only around 4000 BCE at
earliest, among migratory desert-dwelling tribes in the Mideast, and
afterward spread to other lands. The contemporary medical/health
rationalizations for these practices have been critically examined
and shown to be lacking in factual support. The historical roots of
genital mutilations are also shown to be anchored more in the
repressive dominator/authoritarian aspects of culture, rather than in
those cultural developments which have uplifted humankind, and made
the world a better place.

It is time for those concerned with the welfare of children to end
their silence, to stand up and be counted on this pressing issue,
which affects millions of children each year, boys and girls. The
World Court, The Hague is encouraged to take a serious, non-political
look at the Ashley Montagu Resolution To End The Genital Mutilations
of Children, and act to support and implement its proposals.

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