- Sarah SandsEditor, Evening Standard
Evening Standard: STOP ignoring and condoning the genital mutilation of boys!
Countless men and boys are genitally mutilated through unnecessary circumcision every year. Many suffer physical and psychological damage, while many others die. Currently, London's biggest and most influential newspaper - the Evening Standard - passionately opposes female genital mutilation, yet tacitly encourages male cutting. Ironically, while FGM can sometimes be more severe, MGM is far more commonplace - and still causes pain, damage and trauma. Trying to define circumcision as a feminist issue is political and sexist, not humane. I've asked the publication's editor, Sarah Sands, to widen her newspaper's policy to be inclusive of both genders, but to date she has actively ignored all of my correspondence - along with the men and boys of London. This petition is designed to change that.
- Editor, Evening Standard
For the Evening Standard newspaper to include men and boys in their opposition to involuntary, unnecessary circumcision.
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