Legalised Mutilation

by fortytwo6x7

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The baby shrieked

then took its first breath

the nurses took it from the mother

and placed it on the table

they inspected

anxiously new parents

tried to look through the nurses

and see their first born

minutes became hours

the baby returned

 

Smiling faces

bring a clean baby wrapped in a blanket

placed in mothers arms

congratulations

you have a perfect son

ten fingers

ten toes

everything is fine

we can book him into surgery

in two days time

 

The perfect baby

is no longer perfect

the fear of its fragility

had disappeared in seconds

one third of the skin

on its penis

would be surgically removed

before the child saw “home”

it would scream in a torture chamber

before it left hospital

it is bereft of legal protection

from mutilation

because he is a boy

 

The dehumanisation of males

begins at birth

 

Author Notes

The video link below is audio only, there is nothing to see, but the sound is very hard to listen to. I believe he is saying no.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GHOyzbmlVE

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