Monday, May 9, 2011

A Guiness World Record?

So not only do people grasp at medical straws to justify it, not only can you claim it on your medical insurance, not only is it done out of habit or routine, not only are people so superficial they have it done in order to satisfy other people (dad, future lovers, future peers, etc....) but now it seems that there are people in the Philippines that are trying to get into the Guiness Book of World Records it.

Somewhere in a city in the Philippines people are holding a massive circumcision party in hopes of setting an official world record for the most people attending a mass circumcision.

You read that correctly. In this day and age when people are properly calling out all sorts of human violations for the horrible thing that is people are trying to not only continue with circumcising boys when they literally have no say in the matter but its now become a sport? On the real?

I just don't get it. Why is it that people are in such a hell bent rush to modify everything to conform to one narrow accepted definition they are even willing to put newborns through pain and risk?

Thankfully someone in the comments seems to have contacted Guiness about this sexist and vicious record attempt. Here is their reply:
Dear Hugh,

I can assure you that we are not recognizing this record attempt.

Unfortunately it is out our hands when people advertise that they are attempting a Guinness World Records. We definitely are not recognizing, nor do we condone this attempt.

Thank you for your concern.
Assuming this is true I'm glad to see that Guiness is not acknowledging it. However it still bothers me that, "Some boys cried in their mothers' arms while others bit their shirts to stifle sobs as doctors carried out the surgery..." was not enough to stop this "party" from going on.

So what's a little pain, risk, suffering, misandry, and body violation compared to trying to get into the record books?

1 comment:

Sheena said...

I've never liked the idea of circumcision. I don't know many facts about it but it's always seemed unnecessary to me. Especially when I read a story like this one: http://gothamist.com/2011/05/05/circumcision_gone_wrong_leaves_quee.php

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