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Patricia Robinett and Rich Winkel on The People’s Voice TV

Posted: March 6th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Abuse, Children, Circumcision, Fetish, FGM, Foreskin, Medicine, MGM, Pain, Psychology, PTSD, Restoration, Retraction, Sex, Trauma, Video | Comments Off

 


What do Winnie-the-Pooh, John the Baptist, tonsils, appendix and foreskin have in common?

Posted: March 5th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Children, Circumcision, FGM, Foreskin, Medicine, MGM, Munchausen, Pain, PTSD | Comments Off

What do Winnie the Pooh and John the Baptist have in common? (See footnote 1.)

What do the tonsils and appendix have in common? Cutting both tonsils and appendixes out of children was high fashion in the 1950’s and 1960’s. If a child had a history of too many sore throats, tonsils and adenoids were removed. If a child had a sore abdomen, the appendix was removed. “If in doubt, cut it out.” Tonsils and appendixes usually were removed because they were considered to be diseased. Sometimes, however, they were removed to prevent them from becoming diseased. People figured nature had made a careless error when adding tonsils and appendix to an otherwise brilliant machine.

Then it was discovered that the tonsils and appendix have important functions. It was discovered that they contribute to the valuable human immune system. A huge number of children who are now adults lost important parts of their bodies due to lack of knowledge and wisdom on the part of the medical profession. Tonsils and appendixes are now removed only in severe medical conditions.

Nature was vindicated. Fashion changed and American doctors no longer routinely performed tonsillectomies and appendectomies. Good riddance!.

In the Victorian age, when puritanical values ruled, people thought it was risqué to show an ankle and pornography was hard to come by. No good American dared to speak of the penis or its foreskin except in hushed tones to a medical doctor. Doctors claimed they had found the solution to masturbation. They then declared that masturbation was the cause of a plethora of diseases. They began a war on male and female genitalia – healthy genitalia.

In 1888, John Harvey Kellogg, M.D., inventor of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, wrote in his Treatment for Self-Abuse and its Effects:

A remedy [for masturbation] which is almost always successful in small boys is circumcision… the operation should be performed by a surgeon without administering an anesthetic, as the brief pain attending the operation will have a salutary effect upon the mind, especially if it be connected with the idea of punishment, as it may well be in some cases. The soreness which continues for several weeks interrupts the practice [masturbation], and if it had not previously become so firmly fixed, it may be forgotten and not resumed. If any attempt is made to watch the child, he should be so carefully surrounded by vigilance that he cannot possibly transgress without detection. If he is only partially watched, he soon learns to elude observation, and thus the effect is only to make him more cunning in his vice. (See footnote 2.)

In short, “Let’s discourage masturbation/pleasure with pain.” Circumcision has been a cruel and unsuccessful experiment. We now know full well that it didn’t work. One survey shows that men without foreskins masturbate more frequently and participate in more dangerous sexual activities (oral and anal) than those with foreskins. And yet both the good Doctor Kellogg’s cruel circumcision recommendation – and breakfast cereal – “stuck” in the public’s mind.

After the fear of masturbation became a less compelling reason to cut children’s private parts, the medical industry would still not let go of the practice, as it was so profitable. Since Kellogg’s time, claim after claim, excuse after excuse has contributed to holding the circumcision door open, In the 1970’s nearly every boy in America lost his foreskin. Unfortunately, most trusting American parents are glued to the “circumcision is good for you” sales pitch. They think of circumcision as a surgical panacea for what ails you. In truth, each and every attempt to justify the routine circumcision of infants has been disproved and discarded. Still, they test the waters, blaming every possible physical, mental and emotional aberration on genitals as nature made them.

Doctors continue to circumcise little babies for a few main reasons:

  • They are business people who have bills to pay and circumcision is a quick, easy buck.
  • They have not yet been educated in the important functions of the foreskin.
  • They haven’t yet realized their legal liability. The American Medical Association (AMA) has warned its members to “take the high road of ethics,” but it has not yet been specific enough to warn them of the dangers of this simple, profitable, profoundly abusive procedure.
  • They have not listened to their patients (the babies) or their own hearts, as they scream, “No!” at the top of their lungs.

Tonsils and appendices were finally determined to have important immune system functions, so they are now usually spared the knife. But foreskins are still routinely removed, even though they are healthy human tissue. Studies by Taylor and Cold reveal that the foreskin too, provides important immune system functions. Perhaps there’s hope for the foreskin yet.

In the meanwhile, parents might want to practice saying, “Thank you, but no thank you,” to all their friends, family members and medical personnel. And once the foreskin has been saved from the human tissue sales industry, explain to the doctor that it’s not ok to retract the foreskin – Let Junior do that for himself, in his own time. Explain kindly that foreskin retraction is malpractice and should be pursued as such if the M.D. or nurse manages to do the deed. What is it about these people and babies’ genitals?

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Footnotes:

1. What do Winnie the Pooh and John the Baptist have in common? They have the same middle name.

2. Kellogg, John Harvey. Plain Facts for old and young: Embracing the natural history and hygiene of organic life. I.F. Senger & Co., Burlington, Iowa, 1891, p.111.


Interview

Posted: December 4th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Abuse, Anxiety, Circumcision, Depression, FGM, Interview, MGM, Psychology, PTSD, Trauma, Video | Comments Off

Patricia made a website about simple ways to release fear and trauma. You can find it at http://Mind.PatriciaRobinett.com.


The History of FGM & Sexual Repression in the West

Posted: September 5th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Abuse, Children, Circumcision, Fetish, FGM, Medicine, MGM, Munchausen, PTSD, Trauma | Comments Off

by Jay Kaplon

Samuel-Autuste Tissot was a Swiss physician of the 18th century. He is perhaps the first to use “science” as a method of speaking out against masturbation and sexual desire, but surely the most influential for later generations. Today he’s more known for his works on migraines, but was also a prolific doctor who wrote on different diseases between the poor and rich, and also the “effects” of sex.

His main work against sexual desires is L’Onanisme. In it, he claims to have proven masturbation as a cause of both temporary and permanent effects including blurred vision and eventual blindness, gout, headaches, perception and memory loss and eventual madness or dementia, even muscle and nerve damage. His works against sex were so influential it would shape movements and views even to this day.

Sylvester Graham is best known today to the public by Graham Crackers. To this day vegans, organic dietitians, and other all-natural supporters praise him by name for his views on keeping food natural and also for his anti-meat views. Few though will praise his other views or his reasonings. Graham was an avid member in the America’s anti-sex movement.

He believed that animal products like meat and milk were the cause of lustful feelings. He believed that impure thoughts were stirred through them, and any animal product would have to be had in moderation. Even spices were evil to him. He was a firm believer that masturbation was the cause of several health problems including blindness and epilepsy.

According to him, all “impure” thoughts, desires and actions were caused almost entirely by diet. His publishing was so influential that Oberlin College enforced the diet on the campus for a brief period. He would also come to work with another figure in sexual repression: John Harvey Kellogg.

John Harvey Kellogg is perhaps the most extreme in the West’s anti-sex mindset. While Tissot and Graham were more influential and publishing, Kellogg was one to enforce action on both girls and boys; some even today are living with the effects. Most know Kellogg by Kellogg’s Cereal brands. This cereal was inspired by the Graham diet, which Kellogg heavily praised and encouraged, saying that cold and grainy cereal would help to curb impure desires and thoughts such as masturbation which to him was more dangerous than incest.

His writings stated that sexual acts and masturbation were causes of some cancers, incontinence, impotence, epilepsy, dementia, and even insanity. The horror of mutilation of children can be found in his works Plain Facts for Old and Young, and Ladies’ Guide in Health and Disease.

When referring to masturbation, his “treatment” for girls and boys included tying their hands with rubber straps, chastity belts, cages over the genitals, even sewing genitals closed. Mutilation to both boys and girls was also recommended in the form of circumcision. He recommended that the operations be both painful and memorable in order to associate pain or even punishment with the idea of sex. He encouraged the doctors to traumatize the children. He recommended complete clitoral removal by means of cutting, or even by burning and dissolving with carbolic acid.

The works of Kellogg affect the West to this day. The practice of FGM can be found encouraged in medical texts as late as the 1970s as a method of curbing impure thoughts, though it mostly fell out of practice by the 1950s. Male circumcision has almost entirely fallen out of Europe and Australia, though the United States continues the practice of male cutting today.

There are still many mutilated victims of the anti-sex movement to this day, both men and women. One American victim of FGM who speaks out today: Patricia Robinett. Patricia Robinett is the author of The Rape of Innocence: Female Genital Mutilation and Circumcision in the USA. There are many women like her alive and well to this day, each with a story to tell. It is a dark reality check and a reminder that even in a “civilized” and “advanced” society, there are still horrifying and barbaric practices to be found.

She can be found in the FGM awareness groups on Facebook and also her blog. Articles, books, and websites for further reading:

Samuel-Autuste Tissot: L’Onanisme
John Harvey Kellogg: Plain Facts for Old and Young
John Harvey Kellogg: Ladies’ Guide in Health and Disease
Patricia Robinett: The Rape of Innocence: Female Genital Mutilation and Circumcision in the USA

Patricia has now made a website for information about simple yet very effective methods of releasing fear and trauma, as well as a community forum designed for peer support and coaching from professional helpers. So if you were cut or know anyone else who has been, or know a vet or someone with depression — please tell everyone. You can find it all at AuntiePatricia.com.


What are the longterm effects of circumcision?

Posted: September 4th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Abuse, Children, Circumcision, Fetish, FGM, Love, MGM, Munchausen, PTSD, Trauma | Comments Off

A factor that is rarely considered in the circumcision discussion is its longterm effects.  What happens down the road when the baby becomes a child and then a teen, a man, a husband and father — a citizen of the world?  What comes after circumcision is not a pretty picture.

Where do you think all the yelling and punching and kicking and pushing come from in the only three cultures that circumcise their young (Jewish, English-speaking Christians, Muslims)? The rudeness and lack of empathy? Laughing at the misfortunes of others? Misogyny?  Lack of compassion? Or conversely, timidness, avoidance and withdrawal? Sexual dysfunction and incompatibility with the opposite sex? Preoccupation with sex and violence?

A circumcised child is taught in a nonverbal way that nobody cares about them. No one protects them. They were taught that life on planet earth is not fair, that you’d better just get with the program and not cry, not complain, because nobody’s going to hear you or help you anyway.  Do not expect love. Do not expect kindness. And do not give love or kindness to others, because you were denied them and you don’t have them to give. In fact, rejoice when others are hurt.

I speak from experience. It happened to me.  i am a WASP female, born and raised in Kansas.  FGM used to be big business in the USA.  MGM still is.  Yet I don’t see a big distinction between the two — all children who are circumcised are traumatized… either gender, at any age, wherever they are located on the globe. Circumcision ruins lives.

I am a Clinical Hypnotherapist and have worked with a lot of people on a lot of different forms of trauma. Preverbal, unconscious trauma is the worst form of trauma. Until the mind releases the fear, the person will forever after try to communicate their angst through various means that appear to others to be “irrational”, such as through night terrors, sexual fetishes, violence, sabotaging relationships, etc. They were hurt — and they hurt others.

Circumcision is not based on anything resembling logical, rational, reasonable thought. It induces a state of hypnosis, induced by trauma. Trauma begets trauma — generation after generation. Abuse begets abuse — generation after generation. When abuse is socially sanctioned, then abuse is demanded.  Blood ritual sets up a hunger for blood. Advocating for and performing circumcision are forms of “acting out” the abuse. Guilt compels repetition. And so it is passed on. Much healing is needed.

African model and author Waris Dirie says: “Female Genital mutilation has nothing to do with culture, tradition or religion. It is torture and a crime.” She is right, yet I say the same is true of male circumcision.

There is no demand from God for circumcision in the original story of Abraham — read The book of J. Circumcision is not from God, but from man. Jewish scholars know this. Jesus, who understood Judaism well, said, “Moses gave you circumcision (though actually it did not come from Moses, but from the patriarchs).”

Who would cut a child’s healthy genitals if was not already an established practice?  No one.  No one would cut any child’s genitals.  If a doctor or other authority figure was to suggest it, loving parents would take their child into their arms and run as fast and as far as they could in the opposite direction.

Those who advocate circumcision suffer from Munchausen Syndrome… for profit. They are advocating unnecessary harm to healthy genital tissue. And that harm is not limited to the body; it also affects the mind.

Circumcision is, in short, child abuse.

Patricia has now made a website for information about simple yet very effective methods of releasing fear and trauma, as well as a community forum designed for peer support and coaching from professional helpers. So if you were cut or know anyone else who has been, or know a vet or someone with depression — please tell everyone. You can find it all at AuntiePatricia.com.


Medicine or Munchausen Syndrome?

Posted: July 8th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Abuse, Children, Definitions, FGM, Medicine, MGM, Munchausen | Comments Off

Munchausen Syndrome is what they call it when patients lie or exaggerate to get medical attention. People lie to get attention, drugs and even surgery.  It’s well documented.  Some people are simply groupies… they need attention and suck time and energy out of doctors and nurses.  Some are addicted to drugs and/or cutting.

There are variations on the Munchausen theme.  People who lie about other people’s need for medical attention suffer from Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome.

Parents have been known to drag their healthy children to doctors’ offices for imagined ailments. They have also been known to carry their deliberately injured children into doctors’ offices and hospitals, having created the “need” for medical attention — by poisons, beatings, etc, all the while feigning innocence and calling the injuries, accidents or the fault of the child.

Munchausen by Proxy involves a victim & perpetrator. Therefore, it is a crime.  Perpetrators have been tried in court and punished by law.

Doctors and nurses fabricate excuses for medical care as well. They sometimes create emergencies for patients so they can deliver emergency and/or unnecessary drugs and treatments.  This too is a form of Munchausen by Proxy.

Circumcision is a very clear example of Munchausen by Proxy forced on parents by medical doctors. Circumcision is rarely medically necessary.  If parents insisted, an honest medical doctor would say, “I cannot cut your child’s healthy genital tissue — that would be against medical ethics and the law.”

Only one man in 10,000 is circumcised in Europe due to medical necessity. Most circumcisions in the USA are frivolous, unnecessary surgery performed on a healthy genital tissue, merely for financial gain. Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome.

When a child is circumcised for no valid medical reason, it is child abuse, a crime.

Adults have also gone to surgery and come out minus healthy genital tissue.  One woman went in for a routine procedure on her cervix, was given general anesthesia instead of a local, and was shocked to discover later that she had lost her clitoris.

One man went in for an ear problem and came out without his foreskin. A personal friend went to the hospital for an appendectomy and came out circumcised. Another was punished in a residential school for masturbation — with circumcision.  These genital alterations were unnecessary and are lies, exaggerations, of sorts.

The Female Genital Mutilation act of 1996 was pushed through Congress due to the insistence of a woman who lost her clitoris under anesthesia for an unrelated surgery. She sued her ex-husband (a medical doctor) because he had conspired with her surgeon to circumcise her while she was under anesthesia for an unrelated surgery. In this case the doctor claimed it would increase her interest in sex. She sued her ex, she said, so that women could stand up against all forms of rape.

That’s what it is,” she said, “surgical rape! When my body parts were cut off and thrown away. If it had been done on a back street or in an alley, he’d be in jail. But because it was done in an operating room, I’m supposed to be grateful?

Genital cutting without legitimate medical need and without the clear consent of the patient, is a crime. Yet to this day, children born with “too large” or “too small” genitals are subjected to unnecessary genital surgery due to the selfish and neurotic concerns of doctors and parents.

Pit to distress is another example of Munchausen by Proxy.  The mother is intentionally overdosed on pitocin, an induction drug, until her condition becomes life-threatening. Then the doctor declares that a cesarean section is required to save her life.  This is a form of Munchausen by Proxy, medical abuse, a crime.

The medical field has established itself as lawmaker, policeman, judge, jury and enforcer of medical standards.  It is blind to its own problems. It is inbred and corrupt. What the system declares to be the “standard of care” is allowed, even when that standard is unwise and deadly to patients. The maternal mortality rate in the US is soaring, along with the cesarean section rate. Is the cesarean “standard of care” murdering mothers?

Much like errant priests who abuse children, doctors who abuse patients have their wrists slapped but are allowed to move on to another city and state and practice medicine again.

It would be good to have a citizens’ board to oversee every medical board so that patients would have protection from unnecessary, abusive medical procedures.


Medicine or religion?

Posted: July 6th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Abuse, Children, Fetish, FGM, Medicine, MGM, Take action | Comments Off

Catholic clerics have their hands slapped for touching children’s genitals. Why not doctors? Isn’t it time medicine had its turn in the spotlight? What does it do with children’s bodies?

Think about it. Medicine is a religion of sorts. It has usurped religions’s bloody game of “cut the foreskin off the baby”.

Recently, the AAP proposed that it take care of the female genital mutilation requirement for some foreigners by performing a ritual “nick” on little girls.

Doctors are priests of yet another pagan god. They call it “science” but what American doctors do to children is an embarrassment and a disgrace to science; circumcision is no more evidence-based than a talking bush.

Medicine is a business. We are learning daily how common corruption is in business.  We have learned that “research” is often paid for by the vested interests that benefit from the studies they fund — such as pharmaceutical and food companies that make and sell the very products that are being studied. Supposedly neutral agencies profit handsomely from their recommendations to the public. Forged reports show up in medical journals and become “gospel” — the word of God.

In fact, in the case of the genital mutilation of children, we find that upon careful scrutiny, studies that pass for “research” are as holey — full of holes — as the claim that circumcision was a sacred deal struck between God and Abraham (see the glaring absence of the “circumcision covenant” in The Book of J) — or that priests and nuns are blessing children with their “holy” sexual advances.

Children forced into their parents’ religions usually reject them.  Children, forced into the medical system and traumatized by it, often do the same.

What awful things adult professionals do to children! If children had a voice, they would vote, “No!” on birth induction, on mothers laying on their backs to give birth, “No!” on circumcision, on bottle feeding, on the routine Nurse Ratched puts them through — tube down the throat, stomach pump, bright light shined into their brand new virgin eyes, heel prick, vitamin K shot, cold scales… If only those children could retaliate, they surely would… and — guess what! — they will.

“What is done to children, they will do to society.”
- Karl Menninger, MD

Children act out what was done to them. Medical personnel are shooting in the dark, operating under the auspices of personal fixations, rationalizing obsessions, justifying compulsions, passing down societal memes, myths, superstitions and old wives tales, worshipping with a knife, sacrificing children’s healthy genital tissue.

“Children don’t feel pain.”
“They won’t remember.”
“They will be grateful.”

Oh, I could say so much more, but I will stop now — except for this –

Parents, protect your children, please! And — hey! — give medicine its time in the spotlight. Doctors have mutilated far more children than priests have molested.


Dear doctor… a rant

Posted: July 6th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Abuse, Children, Fetish, FGM, Medicine, MGM | Comments Off

For some reason intelligent American doctors and nurses seem to guard their ignorance when it comes to foreskin. Yet some are well aware, even as they dutifully try to sell the parents on circumcision, that circumcision is a bad idea. Parents report that after medical personnel are clear the sale is lost, they secretly congratulate them for protecting their child from unnecessary cutting.

But too often, medical personnel appear to view healthy, intact genitals as a birth defect and in need of emergency cosmetic alteration.

After forced premature retraction, any “need” for additional medical attention is due to iatrogenically cauused (doctor caused) injury and can be taken to court.

“Above all, do not harm the patient.”
- Hippocrates

Docs and nurses, please keep your hands and knives to yourselves.  No wise and caring person would hurt a child. They would neither retract nor cut the foreskin unless it is obviously diseased.

Sorry, priests and nuns of the medical world, but unless there is obvious pathology present, touching children’s genitals is not ok — not even for professionals.  It’s just plain wrong, unwise, intrusive, rude, unprofessional and skanky.

Does a medical license makes it ok for an MD to touch children in a way that harms them?  To put your fingers in every crevice and orifice of any body that shows up in your office? To go where no one has ever gone before?

I have “visceral” memories — revulsions — that make me think an MD examined me “internally” when I was young — maybe for the circumcision — maybe for the “bladder” that he told my mother was “very small” — Grrr!!!!

I didn’t want any doctor near my body after that, especially not near my private parts.  That behavior cost medicine a customer.

And I think it has cost medicine millions of male clients who avoid doctors are all costs until they are literally dying.  It is no wonder that men resist going to see a doctor. Circumcision is “penny wise and pound foolish”. For a quick profit, doctors have alienated a rather large population, potential client base.

Men do not like to hear, “I can do something about that for you.” They don’t want to be told that they are irrational if they regret being circumcised. Please get clear that it is very extreme abuse to cut anyone’s genitals.  Babies are complaining all the while.  Men who complain are merely informing you that they didn’t like it then and they don’t like it now.

Dear doctor:  circumcision is abuse. What more can we say?


Circumcision is child abuse

Posted: July 5th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Abuse, Children, Circumcision, Definitions, Fetish, FGM, Medicine, MGM, Munchausen, PTSD, Trauma, Video | Comments Off

Thank you for this video!

Patricia has now made a website for information about simple yet very effective methods of releasing fear and trauma, as well as a community forum designed for peer support and coaching from professional helpers. So if you were cut or know anyone else who has been, or know a vet or someone with depression — please tell everyone. You can find it all at AuntiePatricia.com.


Guest speaker – Kraft the Heathen

Posted: July 2nd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Abuse, Children, Fetish, FGM, Medicine, MGM, Munchausen, PTSD, Trauma, Video | Comments Off

Circumcision is child abuse…

Patricia has now made a website for information about simple yet very effective methods of releasing fear and trauma, as well as a community forum designed for peer support and coaching from professional helpers. So if you were cut or know anyone else who has been, or know a vet or someone with depression — please tell everyone. You can find it all at AuntiePatricia.com.


By any other name…

Posted: July 2nd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Abuse, Children, Circumcision, Definitions, Fetish, FGM, Medicine, MGM, Psychology, PTSD, Take action, Trauma | Comments Off

How powerful human conditioning is.

Americans cringe to hear the term Female Genital Mutilation because they are inspired by great protective urges when it comes to soft little, sweet little, sugar and spice and everything nice, pink-clad baby girls. They feel strongly that anyone who cuts a girl’s healthy genital tissue, is guilty of a heinous crime.

The same people often cringe to hear the term Male Genital Mutilation because they have somehow been convinced that it is quite alright to cut the healthy genital tissue of the salty, snakes and snails version of humanity that wears blue. After all, it is called “circumcision”, not Male Genital Mutilation.

What if all babies were dressed in yellow and were not labeled by gender?

Who then would vote for Genital Mutilation? Would you? Why or why not?

If the word mutilation makes you feel uncomfortable, surf through these photos of the results of some circumcisions. Mutilation?  Every circumcised penis has a scar.  Every circumcised penis has lost valuable function.  Every circumcised person has been traumatized.  PTSD is a gift that keeps on giving.  Don’t pass it on… outlaw it instead.