This is a community for intactivists who fight the myths and fallacies of routine infant circumcision. The routine circumcision of children (regardless of gender) without medical indication is tragic and wrong.
It is not a parent's choice to cosmetically alter their child's genitalia, period.
This is a place where intactivism is not challenged. This is an issue of human right's, not parental choice. If you feel otherwise, this is not the place for you.
Whether done in the name of family, culture, religion or medicine, genital cutting customs are forced upon normal, healthy children. When imposed on girls, these customs tend to be as severe, or more so, than those imposed on boys. Boys, however, are six times more likely to be subjected to these genital violations than girls. To express concern for individual rights to one's own body, NOHARMM created The Genital Integrity Ribbon in 1998 from a concept developed in 1996 by the late human rights activist John A. Erickson.
The colors blue and pink remind us that genital mutilations transcend gender. Although each side is a different color, they are two sides of the same ribbon. Male and female circumcision are also different, but they share many important similarities and are two sides of the same issue - children's rights to bodily integrity and eventual self-determination.
Physical integrity and self-determination are basic and universal rights recognized by numerous international human rights treaties. The Genital Integrity Ribbon is a compassionate expression of solidarity among children's rights advocates, as well as a sign of one's commitment to protecting, for all individuals, these fundamental human rights.
To be considered for membership, please fill out the application in the first public entry of this community. If you do not fill out the application, your membership WILL NOT be approved.