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Matthew Hess

"A Bill to End Male Genital Mutilation in the U.S."

San Diego, CA, USA
Speaks: English
Joined Feb 25, 2007
What I Want to Do: Protect boys from circumcision
Activities: Intactivism

Forced Circumcision is Genital Mutilation is a private non-profit organization based in San Diego, California, seeking to pass a law that will end the practice of male genital mutilation (circumcision) in the United States of America. Currently, girls are protected from genital mutilation by U.S. federal law, but boys are not.
Although legal protection of only girls from circumcision would seem to violate the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the fact remains that it is still widely considered to be legal in this country to mutilate a boy's genitals in the name of social custom, hygiene, religion, or any other reason. This is true despite the well documented lifelong damage that male circumcision causes each of its victims.

It's a practice we need to end now.

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Joined Feb 25, 2007 Activist Aspirations Rabid 
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Groups Amnesty International, THE WHOLE CHILD~Advocates for Genital Integrity
Birthday Feb 19  
Languages English  
About Me
  Introduce yourself to Matthew
Activist Aspirations Rabid
Political Leaning
Eating Habits  
Wild Fact About Me
My Philosophy
What Gives Me Hope
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by pushing for legislation to protect boys from forced circumcision
What/who changed my life and why The Joy of Uncircumcising!
It showed me what I and so many other men have lost.
What Bugs Me circumcision of children  
Passions Intactivism  
What Scares Me Doctors and mohels with scalpels  
Role Models  
Quotation We call on members of Congress to pass the MGM Bill into law without delay so that boys may enjoy the same protection from circumcision as girls.

Interests Intactivism  
Books The Joy of Uncircumcising!  
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Can't Live Without genital integrity for all  
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    Apr 7, 2008 4:59 PM

    Ana M. (1141)

    A Smile Is Worth a Thousand Words


     ... just smile even when life gives you no reason
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    Ana M. (1141)

    "The people I'm furious with
    are the women's liberationists.
    They keep getting up on soapboxes
    and proclaiming
    women are brighter than men.
    That's true, but it should be kept quiet
    or it ruins the whole racket."

    - Anita Loos -
     New York Times, 10 February 1974


     ... I simply love this quote.
    I hope that it makes you smile
    With Love

    Feb 8, 2008 5:57 PM

    Ana M. (1141)

    Reasons to Smile:

    - Remember its quite true to say
           One smile is worth a dozen frowns.
    - It enriches those who receive,
    Without making poorer those who give.
    - Among the worlds expensive things
    A smile is very cheap.
    - The world will seem a better place
    And all because you smiled.
    - And after all this my dear Friend
    Just give a big one: it's Weekend

    ... so, I wish you a wonderful one.
    And, smile dear Friend
    With Love
    Ana *flower

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    Dec 25, 2007 3:20 PM

    Ana M. (1141)

    Our friendship is an ocean
    Far and wide
    Never ending
    Filled with memories
    That last a lifetime
    Our friendship is
    Just like the stars
    Both go beyond
    Man's reach
    So best friends it is
    Now and forever.
    That's the best feeling there is
    Nothing could be better
    Now and forever.


     With Love

    Dec 3, 2007 5:40 PM

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    Dec 1, 2007 10:54 AM

    Ana M. (1141)

    "Great spirits have always found
    violent opposition from mediocrities.
    The latter cannot understand it
    when a man does not thoughtlessly
    submit to hereditary prejudices,
    but honestly and courageously
    uses his intelligence and
    fulfills the duty to express the results
    of his thought in clear form."
    Albert Einstein

    ... my dear friend
    With Love

    Nov 21, 2007 4:23 AM

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    Nov 17, 2007 6:39 PM

    Ana M. (1141)

    "A friend is someone
     who dances with you in the sunlight and,
     walks with you in the shadows.
     Is someone
     who stays there in silence and,
     hears what you say no mater the subject.
     Walks by your side and,
     behind you and catchs if you stumble.
     A FRIEND is a gift, a treasure to keep,to honour,
     whom we give a permanent place in our hearts."

    ... I love you sweet friend and,
     I wish you a wonderful weekend.

    Oct 28, 2007 1:57 PM

    Ana M. (1141)

    A Smile
    A smile
    can tell a story
    or whisper a single word
    Brightens a face
    Shadows a past
    A cover-up
    A window to the mind

    A stairway to the heart.

    by Maria (aged 12)

    ... I wish you dear friend,
    a week full of smiles  
    With Love


    Oct 22, 2007 3:08 PM

    Ana M. (1141)

    The Unicorn
    Mane the colour of churning foam
     or snow on a moonlit night
    Like dandelion seed fluff as fine as cirrus
     in the morning light
    Each eye like a stormy whirlpool
     in the dark, swirling sea,
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     like a glossy sheet of ice
    White feathers at her cloven hooves
     as soft and quiet as mice
    In the moonlight she gallops gracefully
     like a shadow on the sea
    With softness, sweetness and purity
     she looks across to me.
    by Anna (aged 11)

    ... may your week be full of Love

    Oct 19, 2007 9:14 PM

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    Oct 19, 2007 7:23 AM

    Ana M. (1141)

    Let Me Live
    The darkness is closing in
    Soon I will be gone
    Why do I deserve this?
    I've done nothing wrong.
    I'm thrown in to a crate
    I feel so cold and alone
    I wonder what's next
    The future is unknown.
    Hundreds of others around me
    Screaming for their parents
    I know they will not come
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    Everyday this happens
    Innocent animals killed for money
    Another day, another kill
    It's not the one bit funny.
    Do your self a favour
    If not for you, for your future kids
    Save us endangered animals
    Please just let us live!
    by Amy Carnes (aged 10)


    Sep 19, 2007 10:38 AM

    Ana M. (1141)

    You have a special place in my heart
    The place that will never empty
    You take up the biggest space
    When your sick
    I will be there to confort
    When you hurt yourself
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    When you heart gets broken
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    Always know I love you
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    Every last bit of it
    I give you my Love
    All I have in it.

    ... thank you my friend


    Aug 22, 2007 10:59 AM

    Ana M. (1141)

    Our Friendship

    Our friendship is like an ocean
    That goes down so deep
    I compare it like a rose
    Whose beauty you want to keep.

    Our friendship is like a river
    That I know will never end
    I see it like a dove
    With a beautiful message to send.

    Our friendship is like a song
    That goes on and on forever
    It is in our hearts prisoner
    That will be free for ever.


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