The anti-circumcision extremists of intactivism seek to retaliate against anyone who opposes them. Following our counter-protest in San Francisco, they threatened to tell our employers that we support child abuse. And on Tuesday they contacted a relative of team member Andrew Gross in a pitiful attempt to humiliate him.
The fanatics have a visceral hatred of Andrew because of his debating skills and unapologetic support for the Pro-Parent Choice position (which is our organization's stance here at circumcisionchoice.com). He has embraced the role of antihero, often likening himself to the fictional villains from Star Wars, The Silence of the Lambs, and Austin Powers.
Intactivist Victoria Radbourne was disturbed at Gross’s humor about circumcision, saying, “There isn't anything funny about removing healthy functioning tissue from an infant.” Andrew responded with a dose of his macabre humor, posting a meme of Hannibal Lecter and joking that he’s motivated by the taste for foreskins.
While some may find his sense of humor disturbing, Radbourne decided to punish Andrew by prying into his personal life. She located one of his relatives and sent a private message with a screen shot of his comment and the message, “Makes one proud, doesn’t it?” Back on Facebook she taunted him: “Andrew Gross and his family are interesting. I truly wonder what his sister-in-law, [name], who has a degree in [field of study], would think of all this. I'll let you know what she says as I've sent her a screencap of the last three posts. Should be interesting."
This shameful attempt to personally harm our team member has backfired. Andrew’s family and friends have expressed complete support for him. He’s used this opportunity to educate them about the malicious threats posed by the anti-circumcision movement. Unfortunately this isn’t an isolated situation, but just one of hundreds of intactivist retaliations against parents, doctors, and anyone else who supports the right of parents to choose circumcision.
WE WON’T BE INTIMIDATED. WE WON’T BE SILENCED. AND WE WON’T BACK DOWN.
The harassment of parents and doctors must stop!
Personal attacks are a common tactic of intactivism's foreskin fanatics and you can read more about their crazy ways at our "About Intactivists" page.