- John A. Erickson
Emeritus professor Brian Morris, molecular biologist, has recently been very active on facebook with his usual fight against intactivist and repetitive promotion of circumcision.
Let's see some of those friends.
The mushroom is an allusion to the mushroom head of the circumcised penis.
Cosmetic/because of my own personal sexual preferences" is a good reason to circumcise a baby, anything wrong with that?
Do you have an ant eater or a helmet head
u dont need it u dont want it 4 skins make the girls want to vomit · Helmet head
Which of the following are good reasons to circumcise a baby boy?
Cosmetic/because of my own personal sexual preferences
So, are these individuals interested in circumcision from a health/public policy point of view? Or is it a psychological mark, a mystique, a fetish? Are they so marked by their circumcision status that they need to express it through their profile picture and their fake names?
And when they come to Morris as online friends, is their behavior encouraged and enabled by the emeritus professor who loves circumcision so much? Is he aware of what he attracts, or does he play into it?
Is it really about "evidence based medicine", or what is this strange mystique into medical ritual?
Body integrity identity disorder (BIID, also referred to as amputee identity disorder) is a psychological disorder wherein sufferers feel they would be happier living as an amputee. Could it be that individuals so strongly marked by the loss of their foreskins have actually developed a form of BIID to believe that everyone would be better without their foreskins?
Can you spot the fallacies and self referencing in the following comment by Brian Morris (from his second profile):
"The subject of circumcision is dark and deep. Some aspects are *so* dark and *so* deep -- so remote from the average person's experience and awareness -- that there is almost no way for the average person to become aware of them."
- John A. Erickson