Mental Disorder - Questions & Pushbacks

Link to the post Intactivism is a Mental Disorder QUESTIONS How did you conceive of this idea? We read Shelley Wright’s 2014 note describing her extraordinary reaction whenever she learns that a boy is circumcised. Former intactivists have reported how their mental health improved dramatically after they left the movement. One former intactivist said that there should be “a new DSM5 addition that has to do with this unhealthy obsession with the genitals of children.” Why did you choose that photo of Jonathon Conte? A Circumcision Choice admin searched his Facebook archives for a photo that met certain parameters. Required parameters: Jonathon Conte posing alone facing the camera full frontal

Intactivism is a Mental Disorder

Click here for FAQs and Pushbacks about this post Jonathon Conte, a leader of Bay Area Intactivists, tragically took his own life on May 9, 2016. Five years earlier Conte wrote about his motivations as an intactivist. He grew up feeling normal and whole. As a teenager he learned about circumcision, and he blamed his own infant circumcision for his genital soreness and discomfort. [1] He expressed "a feeling of incompleteness, both physically and sexually.” [2] He spoke about being broken, sexually deficient, and irreparably harmed, and he battled depression. [1] Conte never forgave his parents for circumcising him. [3] He became estranged from his family and in his late twenties, he moved 2,

What it's like to be a nurse

We stand in admiration, respect, and awe of professional nurses, and we appreciate all that they do to provide for the needs of their patients. In commemoration of National Nurses Week, we share this post in which an ICU nurse described what her typical day entails. The original post was published on Facebook in September 2016. Today I woke up feeling like I had a hangover. I'm starting my 4 day break from the ICU, after working 6 of the last 8 days. I dragged myself down the stairs and starting cleaning house as I normally do on my days off. I glanced at myself in the mirror. Horror. My face blatantly shows the pure exhaustion that I feel, and my hair looks a complete mess. “Thank god I’m o

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