Wednesday, 23 May 2012

New Statesman highlights Unnecessary Male Circumcision

It's great to see the New Statesman - Britain's weekly left-wing political and cultural magazine - highlighting the issue of Unnecessary Male Circumcision on its blog today.

The magazine is running a week of blog posts from contributors on the theme Let's Talk About Men and journalist Ally Fogg has today become the first reviewer of David Benatar's new book Second Sexism (subtitled Discrimination Against Men and Boys) to address the chapter on circumcision.

Though not looking at the issue in any depth he makes the point that women's rights activists who "campaign against ritual FGM find their argument easier to make if society expressed unequivocal condemnation of ritual genital mutilation of any infant".

For more on Female Genital Mutilation versus Male Circumcision click here.


  1. Encouraging to see more discussion of MGM in the press. I note that the clip you have inserted above subtly changes the emphasis of the original by omitting "wouldn't those who...." Thanks for the link and keep up the good work. I look forward to the conference later in the year.

  2. ........did I cheekily lose a bit of punctuation changing a question into a statement.........? I am a very naughty editor - thanks for being so rigorous Patrick and pointing that out - best Glen