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Everyone's justifiably outraged about the Onion's heinous attempt at a joke op-ed on rape, but guys, the thing that is making me much more sick today (seriously, I am so enraged I'm literally fighting to not throw up) is in [personal profile] ginmar's LJ, about a surgeon genitally mutilating young girls at Cornell University, and then molesting them with vibrators to follow up on the surgery. With their parents' dispensation. I can't even... I have no words. And even worse, I don't know if anything can or would be done -- the study Jezebel mentions was done in 2007. There's no information on this fuckwad being stopped.

I can't even... arg. I have to go focus on work and try to calm down. I hate people so much right now, especially men. And that's something I can't stand, but jesus. Jesus. This is just sick. I have this magnet that says "If they can put one man on the moon, why not all of them?" and right now I feel like that so much. It was too long to put in a tag, sadly.

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mackiemesser
Jun. 18th, 2010 02:15 am (UTC)
You know, whenever scientists report that there's a chance we might get hit by a passing comet/asteroid, it's things like this that make me root for the comet...
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gehayi
Jun. 18th, 2010 04:38 am (UTC)
I think that would be a most appropriate name change.

I also ran into a page of comments by parents whose kids had gone to various urologists. Interestingly, the parents of a number of boys with potential problems commented bout Dix Poppas, saying that he'd discussed circumcision with them and they'd decided against it. One pair of parents mentioned that their son had some sort of condition which was causing part of his foreskin to grow back. The parents were prepared for an operation--"but that wasn't necessary!"

Are you getting the feeling that Dix Poppas is not an equal opportunity circumciser?
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gehayi
Jun. 20th, 2010 03:32 am (UTC)
It looks like I might have been wrong.

lizardspots has a take on the paper in which she says, based on the paper, that this is an intersex issue and that the girls are suffering from Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia.
gwyn_r
Jun. 21st, 2010 06:07 am (UTC)
I think that's an obfuscating mechanism, and I'm afraid that they're going to steamroll the issue because of that, since so many people are afraid of and don't understand intersex issues.

But I also recognize that this is something deeply person to me, in a way I don't want to get into in my public journal, and I have a lot more experience with some of this than most people. I'm really unhappy that this is going to get washed over, I think.
kassto
Jun. 19th, 2010 10:23 pm (UTC)
That is bizarre in the utmost. Who is deciding these girls are ``abnormal'' and need to be operated on, and why are the parents agreeing???
gehayi
Jun. 20th, 2010 03:31 am (UTC)
Okay, it looks like I might have been wrong.

lizardspots has a take on the paper in which she says, based on the paper,that this is an intersex issue and that the girls are suffering from Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia.
kassto
Jun. 20th, 2010 04:48 am (UTC)
Thanks! :) I went and read all that. Interesting debate. Not as clear cut as it originally seemed!
gwyn_r
Jun. 21st, 2010 06:10 am (UTC)
I have a deep personal investment in this, my disclaimer, but I have a bad feeling this is now going to get swept under a rug with "it's about a condition we don't understand so it's all okay." Which is not okay with me, but I have a feeling I'm going to be in a minority.
kassto
Jun. 21st, 2010 06:49 am (UTC)
Well, it IS about a condition I don't understand. But that doesn't necessarily mean it's OK. I don't know if it's OK. But it is clearly more complicated than I originally thought.
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