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Foreskin is not a birth defect.
YouTube mom GabeandJesss showing off her TWN bracelet with her twins, Kyson and Kaden.

YouTube mom GabeandJesss showing off her TWN bracelet with her twins, Kyson and Kaden.

How would you suggest we in the intactivism movement react to people who discredit the whole movement because "they were circumcised, they're not 'mutilated,' and we're just a bunch of hippies making too much noise over something that doesn't matter?" I never want to hurt anyone's feelings or make them feel like their genitals "aren't enough," but at the same time I want to effectively communicate that infant genital cutting is, in fact, mutilation.

Let’s say a person was born blind. They would consider themselves “fine”, right? That’s all they’ve ever known, so they don’t really have another option besides being “fine”. They just have to live with the hand they were dealt. Same goes for guys who are circumcised, and think they’re “fine”. While they very well could be “fine”, they are indeed still missing a functional part of their penis. Try to always keep the human rights aspect of it in sight. “If you don’t circumcise, you’re giving him the option to choose for himself. If you do circumcise, he has to live with your decision, whether he likes it or not.” Try to stay away from the “m” word, since it offends people so easily. Even though by definition, it can be considered mutilation.