The July/August 1998 issue of Men’s Health magazine included a lengthy, informative article (PDF below) about the genital mutilation of baby boys in America. Several of our colleagues in the Genital Autonomy movement were interviewed and quoted in the article, and ARC’s own Steven Svoboda was given the last word:
Americans are horrified by female genital mutilation, but they somehow don’t recognize the routine torture going on in their own culture. Human-rights law doesn’t say if you cut off four toes, it’s a human rights violation, but if you cut off only three, it’s okay. That’s not how human-rights law works. If it’s wrong, it’s wrong. Involuntary circumcision is wrong.