The intactivist hero who committed bank fraud and money laundering for the Hollywood Madam

Updated December 28, 2018 Dr. Paul Fleiss is considered a father of the anti-circumcision movement. While his influence on intactivism continues posthumously, those who treat him as a medical authority would be wise to consider his unorthodox career path, controversial actions, and detrimental medical advice. Fleiss began his career as a pharmacist and osteopath in Michigan. In 1962 the state of California eliminated the practice of osteopathy and allowed osteopaths to obtain a Doctor of Medicine degree by paying a nominal fee and attending a brief seminar. Taking advantage of this loophole, Fleiss moved to Los Angeles and obtained an MD degree without any traditional medical education or tr

Why not the breast buds?

Intactivists often draw comparisons between removing the foreskin and removing other organs in an attempt to demonstrate how ridiculous it i

Myths About Circumcision - REFUTED

Updated May 24, 2019 "Myths About Circumcision You Likely Believe" is the first in a series of 2011 articles published in Psychology Today that are often cited by circumcision opponents. Authors Lillian Dell-Aquila Cannon and Darcia Narvaez seek to dispel several common understandings about the procedure that they see as inaccurate. Ironically much of the evidence offered to refute the "myths" is inaccurate, unsupported, or out of date. First read the article at this link. MYTH 1: They just cut off a flap of skin. The authors stated, "the foreskin is 15 square inches of skin," without explaining that the measurement includes both outer skin AND inner lining. That figure is at the very high e

How do intactivists excuse their own behavior? Projection

Projection is a psychological defense mechanism in which a person projects her own thoughts, motivations, or actions on others. This technique allows one to avoid her own feelings of guilt and blame. [1] We’ve found that many in the anti-circumcision movement use projection to avoid looking at their own bad behavior. They blindly repeat intacto-facts like "16 functions" and "117 deaths," and accuse others of being uninformed. They'll say, "We aren't obsessed with baby penises. You're obsessed." [2] They'll profess, "We aren't bullies - people who circumcise are bullies." By accusing an adversary through projection, they avoid taking responsibility for their own moral failings.. Last week we

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