Wordless Wednesday: Intactivism

Written by NPN_Admin on September 5th, 2012

Edited by Momma Jorje

Activism, Intactivism, Wordless Wednesday
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This week we asked: What does intactivism look like?

(Read more about Circumcision/Keeping Your Baby Intact on our resource page.)


All of the materials generously donated by Intactivist organizations
for distribution at the Community Baby Shower.


Genital Integrity AI2 diaper Zhandra designed and had made by the talented CC Bums.

Zhandra is an administrator for Floridians for Intact Newborn Equality (FINE), a part of The WHOLE Network aimed at promoting genital autonomy and integrity for newborns in the state of Florida.


From Brandy: Ready for Comic Con International: 2011


From Lauren: “When Mikko was 12 months old, he had to have a medically necessary surgery. It was awful. It was totally minor and not a big deal at all — and it was completely awful. You never want your sweet baby to have to go under the knife, even for a small thing. If parents had to be present during the circumcision procedure, I imagine there would be fewer circumcisions. If parents were even made aware of just what sort of ripping and cutting happens during a circumcision, I bet the rates would go down. Our boys are born the way they’re supposed to be, and to alter that is damaging physically and emotionally. I have two boys who are intact, and I’m so glad of that.”

Lauren blogs at Hobo Mama.


Lyndsay blogs at Our Feminist {Play}School.


Mama loves me just the way I am. Intact and proud of it!

Charise Blogs at I Thought I Knew Mama.


Whole and beautiful, as God intended.

Adrienne blogs at Mommying My Way.


BabyE snuggled up with Mama at 8 days old. This could have been a much more traumatic day,
but instead Baby had never even had to leave the house yet!

Shannon blogs at GrowingSlower.


Amanda blogs at Let’s Take the Metro.


There are much cuter ways than circumcision for baby boys to look like their papas!

Stefanie blogs at very, very fine.


From Jorje: “Proud to be expecting my only son and proud to have
educated myself to the point of choosing to leave him intact.”


“My naked, WHOLE son & I, protesting the AAP’s Circumcision stance.”

Jorje blogs at Momma Jorje.

Tell us: What does intactivism look like in your family?

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6 Responses to Wordless Wednesday: Intactivism

  1. Lauren  

    Woo — longest caption!! I win.

    That BabyE photo is heart-melting.

    I love the sweet daddy snuggles, and the truth of that caption.

    And could Spencer BE more squeezable?

  2. Amy W.  

    Oh, what precious intact bubs! Love the papa and baby picture. Great illustrations of intactivism! I’m glad that I learned about the lies surrounding circumcision before we were pregnant with Joseph :)

  3. Rachael  

    Ah yes, Stefanie: lovely picture, and lovely point.

  4. Richard Scalper

    “Neonatal post-traumatic stress disorder” — the recurrent American nightmare for boys.

  5. stefanie @very very fine

    Yay! Those are my cute dudes. Love all these photos.

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