Jonathan Friedman, ARC’s webmaster and newsletter editor, as well as head of Intact News, has written an excellent zine on circumcision entitled, “Genital Autonomy: Why Circumcision Must Be Stopped.” Jonathan’s zine discusses normal genital anatomy of the penis, the circumcision procedure and its consequences, the anthropology of circumcision, and circumcision in the present day. The zine is a small, color pamphlet that can be downloaded and printed for free from his website.

Over 1,000 copies have been distributed in NYC so far, and hundreds more around the world. If you would like to support this project, you can help out by: making a contribution via PayPal to, printing and distributing copies in your hometown, and spreading the word on Facebook, Twitter, other websites, and amongst your family and friends. If you would like to order bulk copies, please email Jonathan at My review of Jonathan’s zine will be appearing in the next issue of the ARC Newsletter, which will be out within the next few weeks.

Steven Svoboda