Published on Jan 29, 2013
Vancouver intactivists led by performance artist Glen Callender, founder of CAN-FAP Canadian Foreskin Awareness Project, protested Oprah Winfrey's appearance at Rogers Area on January 24, 2013.
CAN-FAP's handout read:
OPRAH WINFREY'S DOUBLE STANDARD ON CIRCUMCISION
Dear Oprah Winfrey: As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and a high-profile opponent of female circumcision (aka female genital mutilation), it is deplorable that you use and promote SkinMedica, an anti-wrinkle cream produced with tissues removed during the forced circumcision (aka male genital mutilation) of male infants.
If girls have a right to grow up with whole genitals and decide for themselves if any parts of their body get cut off, then so do boys and intersex children. This is basic equality, and basic human rights. Wake up, Oprah! His penis, his choice!
OPRAH WINFREY, THESE ARE OUR DEMANDS:
1) Stop using SkinMedica products. Foreskins belong on boys, not in cosmetic products.
2) Retract your endorsement of SkinMedica, and require products you use or endorse to be produced from ethically-sourced materials,
3) Champion the fundamental human right of all children - male, female and intersex - to grow up with whole genitals. The fight over a boy's right to keep his foreskin will be a defining social conflict of this century. Please be on the right side of history from now on...the children of the future will thank you for it!
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