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JUNE 2018

Summer's here!


It’s summertime! I can’t believe we’re nearly halfway through the year. Before we update you on our planned activities for June, we wanted to recap our Mother’s Day campaign and the Sandra Bullock “penis facial” fiasco.


Mother’s Day

As some of you may know, Intact America is 100 percent funded by our donors — people like you! Without your financial support, we would not be able to continue to lead the intactivist movement or work toward the tipping point. Your contributions — of any size — make a real difference and help Intact America protect the millions of American boys at risk of having a natural part of their genitals painfully and needlessly removed. For everyone who donated to our Mother’s Day campaign, or sent kinds words to our featured mom Cassie, we thank you so very much. The campaign raised a total of $2,000, every penny of which will be put toward our new Foreskin Protection Campaign.


Sandra Bullock and “penis facials” on “TheEllenShow”

A few weeks ago, Sandra Bullock appeared on “TheEllenShow” with Ellen DeGeneres. In Bullock’s interview, she lauds a new “anti-aging” facial treatment she’d discovered that’s helped her maintain her youthful appearance at 53 years old. This facial, priced at $650 uses epidermal growth factors (EGF), which — you guessed it — are cells derived from infant foreskins.

Intact America issued a press release in response to the interview. You can read it here. Intact America is also featured in a Huffington Post article, highlighting the Bullock/DeGeneres debacle.


Privacy Policy

We’re certain everyone has been flooded with notifications over the last couple of weeks with companies alerting you of their updated privacy policies in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Intact America will also be issuing a statement regarding our privacy policy and compliance in protecting your information. In the meantime, you may review our existing privacy policy by clicking this link.


Father’s Day: Sunday, June 17, 2018

Father’s Day is nearly here! During this time of year, we like to remind our supporters of how meaningful the father-son bond is, but more importantly how we must end the “cycle of cutting” and dismiss the “like-father-like-son” rationale for removing the foreskins of our baby boys. During our Father’s Day campaign, we will be sharing the special story of an intactivist father and Intact America donor, Greg Hartley. Stay tuned.


NYC Pride March & Pridefest: Sunday, June 24, 2018

On Sunday, June 24th, 2018, Intact America will be participating in NYC Pride for our 10th year running. If you would like to join our marching contingent, please fill out this form.If you would prefer to visit our booth at Pridefest, be on the lookout for an email a little later in the month detailing where you can find us. We hope to see you there!

 

NEWS & UPDATES:

Intact America: Intact America tells Sandra Bullock and Ellen DeGeneres that using Korean baby foreskin in a facial product is no laughing matter! Read more >>

Huffington Post: What is the "penis facial" that Sandra Bullock gets?
Read more >>

Guardian: Dr. Anthony Lempert discusses why he thinks circumcision should be banned. Read more >>

New York Times: Denmark talks (reluctantly) about a ban on circumcising boys.
Read more >>

 

INTACT AMERICA'S "VOICES" SERIES — 

Comedian Martin Mandela Morrow


I consider myself a lot of things: a good writer, a funny comedian, an OK actor, a better improviser. All of these things are interchangeable and, although they’re things I love, they aren’t necessarily things that define me as I didn’t come into the world with those labels. Two things I was born with, though, are being Black and intact. 


My parents made the choice as my father had recently gone through a militant phase and wanted his African-American son to keep every stretch of his Blackness. Read more >>

Interested in lending your voice? Send an email to [email protected], giving us a brief summary of what you would like to write about, and we will get back to you.

DO YOU KNOW USING BABIES' FORESKINS FOR COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS HUMAN ORGAN TRAFFICKING?

 

Sandra Bullock’s appearance on TheEllenShow in May featured – as “comedy” – the loathsome facts about turning infant foreskins into expensive beauty products designed to make their consumers look more youthful.

This is the latest in a recurring story – which first emerged a few years ago when Oprah Winfrey pushed Skin Medica products also made from infant foreskins. This time, Intact America issued a press release, and Huffington Post published an article about the debacle. Hundreds of people wrote to TheEllenShow to protest, though more than one person felt it necessary to reminded us that “the baby was getting circumcised anyway, or “we shouldn’t forget that foreskin tissue is also used for good causes, like helping burn victims.”

This "good cause" argument doesn’t hold water; remember, stealing a wallet is illegal, even if you donate its contents to charity. Similarly, the baby's foreskin is not yours to sell or give away.

The United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking lists three types of organ trafficking:

-- First, cases where traffickers force or deceive the victims into giving up an organ.

-- Second, cases where victims formally or informally agree to sell an organ, and are cheated by being paid less than the promised price, or being not paid at all.

-- Third, vulnerable persons are treated for an ailment, which may or may not exist, and thereupon organs are removed without the victim’s knowledge.

The non-therapeutic circumcision of infants and children falls into the first and third categories of human organ trafficking.

The next time you hear somebody promoting a “foreskin facial,” be sure to remind that person that she or he is promoting a crime. Explain that because the foreskin was taken from a person who did not consent and who was not compensated (no matter how “small” and how “far away” that person was), he was a victim of human organ trafficking. Use it as an opportunity to promote “His Body, His Rights.”

 

INTACT AMERICA IS ON YOUTUBE!


Every week, our YouTube curator and former Intactivist of the Month, Shelton Walden uploads both new and vintage clips, covering the many perspectives of circumcision in the United States and beyond.

Feel free to browse our videos and audio files, and share them with friends. Subscribe today!

 

ADD INTACT AMERICA AS YOUR AMAZONSMILE CHARITY

Do you shop frequently on Amazon.com? Are you an Amazon Prime subscriber? If so, be sure to add Intact America (registered under Hudson Center for Health Equity and Quality) as your AmazonSmile charity.


What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. However, the difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

Remember, every purchase helps to support Intact America's efforts to protect boys and the men they'll become. Sign up for AmazonSmile today and designate Intact America (Hudson Center for Health Equity and Quality) as your charitable organization!

 

CHECK OUT OUR INTACTIVIST GEAR

Visit Intact America's online store to browse fun intactivist gear that helps spread our message.

Intact America is now selling IA-branded "10 out of 10 babies SAY NO! to circumcision" coffee mugs. Show your support for Intact America wherever you go with these intactivist mugs!

 

Remember, every purchase helps to support Intact America's efforts to protect boys and the men they'll become. Order yours today!

 


 

 


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