Man With Serious Dislike of Circumcision May Have the Worst Custom License Plate in Arizona

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Photo by Matthew Hendley


Here's a guy who's not ashamed to let everyone know how he feels about penises.

This truck with the "NOCIRCM" license plate was spotted this morning in Phoenix, along the Loop 202 Red Mountain Freeway.

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Adding to it all, the vanity license is on the "It Shouldn't Hurt to be a Child" plate.

And the guy driving had four anti-circumcision bumper stickers on his truck, featuring phrases such as, "Circumcision: A Cruel Ripoff."

(He was also driving about 60 miles per hour in the center lane of a 65 mph zone; what the hell, man?)

There's nothing wrong with having an opinion on circumcision, but there's a wonderful saying out there about some opinions being best kept to yourself.

Interestingly, the Arizona Department of Transportation's rules on personalized license plates ban ones that "connote" the "pubic area," "genitalia," or "sexual functions."

We have a feeling that ADOT would deny a "H84SKIN" license plate.

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tempelawn
tempelawn

The cause to end circumcision really needs a major tragic event that catches the nation's attention.  Most folks are clueless on the issue and just go along with the madness of circumcision. The growing effort in Europe to outlaw it altogether on human rights grounds surely is helping. 

    The American media is too complicit with the circumcision industry (i.e. hospitals) and won't take a critical look at what circumcision is, does and causes. Not to mention their idiotic notion that "there are two sides to the story," like there are two sides of the story with rape (the raped and the rapist) or the domestic violence case (the side of the victim and the beater).  They seem to think the circumcisers are justified in telling their side.  It is sexual assault. Circumcisers are pedophiles.  The law hasn't caught up with recognizing there is a crime going. When billions of males through time have functioned well with foreskins and the human race has not perished, I think we can conclude that foreskins are not causing anything deleterious that the circumcision apologists suggest. We ARE saving newborn males from the cutters and that matters.

johnj8020
johnj8020

Aside from the advantage in terms of cleanliness, I think my dick is quite happy being circumcised in that he get to filly feel and see all the beautiful places he gets to go, vaginas, breasts, lips you name it. That adds to the fun and makes him happy which in turn makes me happy.


krepta3000
krepta3000

This drivel is what passes for news now?  People have a right to Speak Their Minds in this country, dipshit!  Just like you have a right to write this trash article on what you are treating as your Personal Blog, on what is supposed to be a Newspaper Site.  Does every employee at this rag blab their personal shit opinions on here?  The Routine Circumcision of Infants is nothing short of a Human Rights violation, which is Illegal already, the Federal government just refuses to enforce certain laws.  Treating a News site like your personal Facebook Wall.  No, I will NOT buy this paper!

frhodes85715
frhodes85715

Infant circumcision is a human rights violation and is being used by doctors with superiority complexes to play god, causing excessive nerve damage of the masculine G spot/frenulum delta nerves to the boys they don't want to breed that will cause physical and psychological sexual dysfunctions to show up after puberty without the parents knowledge. It is better to teach your children proper hygiene health education to prevent them from being fooled into allowing themselves to become circumcised. Circumcision is an ancient form of witchdoctor medicine used as a sacrificial punishment.

locutadebjorg
locutadebjorg

more like THE BEST license plate in Arizona! The more people talk about this insane genital mutilation cultural custom, the sooner it will stop.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

From the NFA -- National Foreskin Association:


You can have my foreskin when you pry it from my cold sticky hands!


When foreskin is outlawed, only outlaws will have foreskin.



winkelr
winkelr

The question isn't how the driver feels about penises, the question is why american (and only american) doctors are so obsessed with them.  I guess they can't bring themselves to admit what they've done to generations of american men and their marriages.  When ordinary people know more about male anatomy than doctors do, american medicine will collapse from scandal.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@valleynative "Your appendix and tonsils don't contribute to any other disease or disease transmission until and unless they become acutely diseased.  The same is not true of foreskins."


Utter nonsense.


Your DICK has the potential to contribute to myriad diseases and maladies every time you insert it into another human or animal ... therefore using your "logic" you should have been castrated at birth to prevent the potential STD's you might catch/spread.


Make it so!


korydon1
korydon1

All I can say is who better to publicize the unfairness of Male Genital Mutilation than two newspaper reporters.  What, is it a conspiracy?

redquartz36
redquartz36

As a gay male, I can tell you that uncircumcised penis tends to smell and it is very difficult to get the smell off because nasty anaerobic bacteria feed on even trace amounts of smegma under the folds of skin.  This stench then gets all over everything and penetrates the hair. 


The weird thing is there are some gay guys who like this sort of thing.  Maybe it is like the cases I have heard about where some straight guys are really aroused by smelly vaginas  I suspect this guy in the trunk is a foreskin fetishist, as well.


Having a foreskin made evolutionary sense when we were a primitive species running after gazelles through waist-high grass.  No doubt the sensitive skin of the glans penis would suffer daily wear and tear in a naked, hunter-gatherer lifestyle, but  thanks to the invention of things like pants and underwear, this vestigial organ is no longer needed.  Furthermore, there is a long list of infectious agents who have evolved to use the foreskin as a point of invasion, HIV being only one.

tempelawn
tempelawn

It is my Chevy S-10 pickup and this two-day discussion has been a blast. I have actually had that license plate (front and back) since July 2005 -- OK'd, of course, by the DMV.  I get many, many cellphone photos taken of it regularly and lots of finger-pointed and animated discussions going on between drivers and passengers, so it is very effective in starting conversations.  The sticker, "Circumcision - A Cruel Ripoff" is the real grabber, but the other ones, "Circumcision is Just Wrong" and "Stop Cutting on Defenseless Babies - Circumcision is Wrong" and "Circumcision Destroys a Key Part of His Manhood -- His Body, His Right" all support each other. 

  It is heartening to see the numerous supportive comments here and all over Facebook.  Arizona and the western states are far, far more critical of circumcision, with notably lower rates of cutting and genital mutilation.  Mindless conformity is far more common in the Midwest, South and parts of the Northeast.  I have been speaking out against this nasty practice for 40 years and have many blogs on the topic at  tempelawn.wordpress.com.   The blog is name "Lawn Cares -- Somebody Has to Say It.  

    People don't realize that there are nearly 120 deaths a year because of circumcision in the U.S. and an untold number of botched circumcisions that cause lifelong problems.  But bottom line: Circumcision removes a structure that nature/God put there on all mammals for a purpose of protection, lubrication, the mechanics of sex and sensation.  One has to be brain dead to think cutting off a body part like that has any benefit.  Wake up, folks. We outlaw cutting genitalia from females in the USA. Why is there this hypocrisy and double standard regarding males? The tyranny of blindly following their fraudulent practice must end.  Stop circumcising babies, people. This is the 21st century.  Stop the billion dollar circumcision industry from benefiting from torturing babies and leaving them less than whole and fully experiencing the blessing of life. 

jalzate
jalzate

He is awesome. This topic needs to be discussed publicly for the well being of the future generations. Nobody should cut a part of another person's penis without the person's express permission (not the parents' permission).

Arnon Wiggond
Arnon Wiggond

It's a personal choice, that should be up to the person. However, unless there is a valid medical reason to do it, it's merely cosmetic. We don't give babies nose jobs at birth b/c the parents want it, and we shouldn't let them do this to their children either. You don't need your ears, but you'd go to prison if you cut off a newborns'. It's genital mutilation, and a holdover of some messed up middle eastern traditions.

jamesbrains
jamesbrains

Wow, that license plate has completely changed my views on the topic.

toraspigner
toraspigner

BTW: I have the California license plate that says: NO CIRC

toraspigner
toraspigner

As an RN and a mother, I am always educating people about the human rights of little boys to keep the genitals they were born with. Every person on this planet has the right to keep the normal and natural genitals they were born with, in the normal and natural state they are in. That follows that no parent, for religious, community or cultural reasons, has the right to circumcise their son.. They will always have to grow up harmed by that decision. Cutting anyone's genitals to make them as adults want them to be is wrong and will always be wrong, no matter how you color it.
There is no medical reason to circumcise a newborn. If he wants to be cut when he can decide, that should be left to him. It is not cleaner nor more hygienic, in fact a baby boy is easier to clean than a baby girl, no folds. Just clean the outside, never try to move the foreskin away from the head of the penis. In a newborn, it is attached like your fingernail to your finger. The only person who should ever touch his foreskin to move it is the boy himself. When he is old enough and retractable, a quick rinse in the shower is all he needs. If you can teach your son to wipe his butt, brush his teeth and floss, then he can learn to keep his penis clean. Since the foreskin has 20,000 nerves, removing it changes his sex life forever. If you want your son to have his best life, and that includes his sexual life, do not circumcise him.
So parents should be asked, "Do you plan to keep your son intact?" instead of "Do you want him circumcised?". When doctors stop being paid to remove infant's foreskins, they will stop cutting them. When they are not compensated financially for an unnecessary surgery, they will stop removing the healthy tissue from non-consenting minors. If parents could see what happens in a circumcision, they would stop agreeing to this procedure.

Robin Scott Andress
Robin Scott Andress

Not real into genital mutilation myself but he must have had a really bad experience.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

         -- Genital Mutilation is Child Abuse! --

Scott Horton
Scott Horton

Yay Lawn! I wish I had had an advocate/protector 47 years ago.

randallr01
randallr01

Circumcision is a human rights violation, and we will NOT be silent about it! We must ban this practice.

hurricaneric
hurricaneric moderator

Via e-mail feedback:

SUBJECT:
Regarding Circumcision "Man With Serious Dislike of Circumcision May Have the Worst Custom License Plate in Arizona"

LETTER:
There was no reason to cut my foreskin off.
I was born in a military hospital in Georgia.
I am not Christian, but my parents are. Even still, the Bible denounces any body modifications.
All my botched surgery did was permanently ruin my sex life and give the doctor that cut me an extra pay-check and an erection from feeling empowered.
Of course this was when I was an infant, but it has given me psychological torment my whole life which hardly anybody understood.
My botched procedure has given me complications known as penile and scrotal raphe split where the bottom of the scrotum to the upper portion of the shaft is ripped apart.
I first noticed it slowly ripping apart when I was only four years old; wondering if this was natural, or if it had something to do with the ring around my penis.
One day it totally ripped open from just sitting down in the bath tub and blood squirted everywhere. It was very painful but I did not yell for help and kept quiet to hide it from my parents.
This was because we are all taught to not talk about our no-no's and it is very embarrassing to openly talk about it.
This was caused by a jagged upheaval (caused from the amputation line) at the base which was irritated by the regular daily wear of undergarments.
It has grown back with scar tissue that causes numbness/pain when touched, which I have and will live with for the rest of my life.
I have gone to the urologist in Virginia (where I used to live) and he seriously just laughed in my face and did not give a crap.
He told me that I had no condition and I was just exaggerating my pain, and to put some baby powder on it.
What's done is done. A sensory organ is missing from me, and many other men (and women).
I have inherently known throughout my life that little boys are not given the same human rights as little girls regarding American medical practices.
I have started becoming a public Intactivist during the latter half of year 2012 until the day I die.
I do not wish to remain anonymous.

I want my story (and others’ stories) to be out in the public so people know the true harm of neonatal circumcision.

And on one more note, just to clarify...

I did not consent to this non-consensual genital mutilation.

-Vance Austin Neely
Stroud Oklahoma

Mikey Lee
Mikey Lee

Why is this guy so obsessed with childrens penises anyways? Someone should run that plate and make sure this dude isn't a pedophile

james3d
james3d

I'd say this is probably one of the BEST custom licence plates in Arizona, though I've not seen them all I do strongly support anyone who stands up for the rights of children to bodily integrity.

The author of this shoddy piece doesn't have a clue, on so many levels.

The posted speed limit means no driving OVER the speed limit. Driving a few miles per hour under the speed limit would be a safer road for everyone.

Licence plates that reveal the driver's hatred toward normal healthy body parts of other people, as the author suggested, should be forbidden. There is enough hate in this culture without encouraging more.

It's encouraging to see the majority of comments here are in full support of this licence place's message and the growing awareness to protect children from sexually repressive adults tampering with (to put it mildly) and mutilating (to put it accurately) their genitals.

Jimmy Smith
Jimmy Smith

Mutilation? Really? I'm quite fond of mine....

Boone Williams
Boone Williams

Wait... like THE Juan Roque?! Dude! You're aweome!

Juan Roque
Juan Roque

I was too young to have a say and now I'm too old to care.

Tara Rednick
Tara Rednick

It's his 1st amendment right, freedom of speech. We all have our own beliefs and values. Don't criticize...

jackoper
jackoper

It's about time someone stood up to these wackos (the author?) who still believe that the genital mutilation of baby boys is an acceptable practice in the 21st century. If they want to chop their own let them. But doing it to a defenseless baby is, or should be, a crime. 

The parts that are cut off the MALE are some of the most highly innervated parts of the human. A whole range of sensation and sexual and protective function are lost. The lips, fingertips and nipples have similar touch sense. To take this away from another person without their consent is heinous. To do this to a newborn baby is creepy, child abuse and a human rights VIOLATION.

EVERY HUMAN (male and female) has the RIGHT (a human right) to reach adulthood with all of the tissue (particularly all of their erogenous tissue) that THEIR genetic code provides.

frizbitz1
frizbitz1

Of course opinions on circumcision should be kept to yourself.  That means NOT infliction your opinion of it on your child & letting the child develop their OWN opinion on it.  This, of course, means leaving the child ALONE & not carving your opinion into them.

Mary Doe
Mary Doe

Should be a personal choice of an adult.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

You don't understand the concepts well enough to be arguing with people who do.  You make no sense.

Hugh_Intactive
Hugh_Intactive

You certainly don't speak for all gay males, and you seem to have been remarkably unlucky in your choice of partners. Any smell issues ARE remarkably like those of women, yet we don't go cutting any parts off them - in fact it's been illegal since 1996 (though it was covered by Blue Cross Blue Shield till 1997)

Your last paragraph channels a 19th century San Diego lung doctor called Peter Remondino who just created that theory out of his head. You can see his original words here: http://www.circumstitions.com/remondino.html


Your "long list of infectious agents" is also long ago debunked. If the foreskin had been the least bit harmful, it would have evolved away long ago.

And be careful of quoting Remondino before you see what else he had to say about circumcision, black men, rape and lynching: .http://www.circumstitions.com/remondino.html#rape

Broski_Love
Broski_Love

@tempelawn I agree with you whole heartedly and wonder what its like to have a foreskin. I know Im missing out on all that extra pleasure. 

krepta3000
krepta3000

@tempelawn I love you Tempe Lawn, you are a good man, I wish I had a plate like that, and had the minivan plastered with bumper stickers!

Hugh_Intactive
Hugh_Intactive

What's gross is that there is any need for such a numberplate. What's gross is cutting normal body parts off healthy babies forever.

Hugh_Intactive
Hugh_Intactive

Many do. Complications are many and varied, and are often swept under the carpet because it's in everbody's interest (except the baby's) to blame bad outcomes - ugly appearance, sexual impairment, all the way up to loss of the penis and death - on something else.

frizbitz1
frizbitz1

@Mikey Lee Actually it's people that think penises need to be modified that are obsessed with them.

Projecting much?

toraspigner
toraspigner

@Mikey Lee It is not about children's penises, it is about HUMAN RIGHTS. That baby that is cut when he is helpless, hopefully will grow up to be a man that will have to live with that decision that was made for him forever. Every time he is naked, he pees, he masturbates or has a sexual encounter, he will be reminded that someone else denied him his HUMAN RIGHT to a fully functioning penis. 


krepta3000
krepta3000

@james3d I believe in Right Driving, something Most 'Murikan drivers do not believe in.  It is strictly enforced on the Autobahn, but not here.  It means that you drive on the right side of the road, unless you want to pass someone, and go faster.  No one on the left should Ever be going slower than anyone on the right, if one can possibly help it.  If everyone drove on OUR freeway system like people do on the Autobahn we would be a great deal safer.

jalzate
jalzate

That's fine but you were not giving a choice, that's the problem. You would probably be very fond of your foreskin if you had one. :)

krepta3000
krepta3000

I'm HOPING you are talking about the Driver's freedom of speech.  The hack that wrote this drivel, like it's is Personal Blog, also has freedom of speech, and because it's on a News site, I'll absolutely criticise him.

Hugh_Intactive
Hugh_Intactive

If you meen the driver of the truck, you're right.

benself
benself

Freedom of speech? That's a stretch. Circumcision is cutting the genitals of an infant. How is it a free speech issue?

frizbitz1
frizbitz1

@Tara Rednick And what about the beliefs of the CHILD?   Or are they nothing but property?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@valleynative ... your admission of failing to state a case is hereby noted.


Better luck next time.


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