Friday 8 Jan 10
Today I had a meeting with Intact America, an organisation that is determined to stop the unnecesary genital mutialtion of baby boys through circumcision. I have a foreskin. I am meant to have one. It's not there for no reason. Why are so many babies (more than half the population of US makes alone) made to have a piece of their genitals lopped off at only a few days old? It's insane and cruel and pandemic, and I believe we all need to question why we do it, examine the (sometimes tragic) effects of doing it, and be educated about foreskin health.
I'm on the board of trustees of Intact America and also a patron of its British counterpart Norm-Uk, and with my friend, photographer Francis Hills, I'm starting a campaign for both organisations asking well-known people to be photographed wearting a sweater like the one I'm wearing in this picture, to raise both awareness and cash. Eventually the plan is to have gallery show of the pictures and to produce a calender. So, all you well-known peeps out there who, like me, feel that we need to stand up and question why we allow such a traumatic and violent act to be repeated unthinkingly generation after generation, get in touch with me!