Alan Cumming, the Scottish actor who has appeared in Bond movies, X Men and Spy Kids, is publishing a book on the subject to raise awareness and funds for the campaign against male genital mutilation in the US and UK.
Cumming, who isn’t circumcised, became interested in the issue when he moved to the US and discovered how unusual he was for being ‘intact’. He has since become patron of NORM-UK who campaign against non-therapeutic male circumcision.
Speaking about the book – called ‘May The Foreskin Be With You’ – Cumming said:
“I have decided to get together a book, a sort of circumcision 101. In it you will find everything you ever wanted to know (and some stuff I daresay you didn’t) about circumcision.
“Why it’s done, how it’s done, the religious reasons, the social reasons, the myths, the facts, testimonials from those who’ve had it done, those who haven’t and also, how it can go wrong, horribly, horribly wrong.
“It’s the perfect read for anyone with a penis and those who love them, which covers the whole population of the planet so fingers crossed that this will be a cash cow for Intact America and Norm-UK, two organizations I am affiliated with and who are doing sterling work in educating and advising on this matter, and who, like me, really want above all to make parents question if they really want their infant son to be subjected to such a traumatic, irreversible and potentially dangerous medical procedure. Let’s get the conversation started, I say.”
Cumming also wrote an article for The Wall Street Journal which was considered to be ‘too raw’ for the papers’ readers. You can click here to read it now and decide for yourself.
You may also be interested to read about an excellent post from The Guardian – Infant Male Circumcision Is Genital Mutilation – click here now if you are.