On the topic of genital mutilation and circumcisions
February 27, 2012 § 2 Comments
In one of my other classes, we were discussing gender ambiguity and ended up on the topic of circumcision. We watched this video about a man who had a botched circumcision when he was a baby. His parents as well as John Money, who was mentioned in Martha Coventry’s essay, made the decision to turn him into a female because they thought it would make him more “normal”. The video discusses the life of the boy and how he never felt like a girl and at age 14 made the decision to transition into a boy. Little did he know his parents had been keeping this giant secret from him his whole life and because of what happened he was now a very psychologically confused boy. As he got older, he got more confused and unhappy and eventually committed suicide.
Anyway, here’s the video if you’d like to see for yourself.