Foreskin Man Comic Illustrates Controversy Over S.F. Circumcision Ban

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Foreskin Man doesn't really sound like a name for a superhero ...
Just when you thought the debate over San Francisco's circumcision ban couldn't get any kookier, the group behind the ballot measure has released a comic called Foreskin Man.

It depicts the story of a lovely Jewish couple who decide not to circumcise their young son, Glick, at his bris. But at the last minute, with guests gathered, a crew of evil-looking rabbis busts into the home.

We soon find out that the rabbis were working in cahoots with the husband, who had duped his wife into thinking he didn't care that Glick wasn't circumcised. As it turns out, the circumcised dad does want his son's foreskin removed: Like father, like son.

With mother screaming, the Jewish villains scoop up little Glick and take him into the family billiard room to perform the  ceremony. This religious practice has been the key argument against banning circumcision. Lawyers argue that it is unconstitutional, violating freedom of religion.

In comes Foreskin Man, a blond-haired, blue-eyed hunk in cape and tights. He stealthily leaps into the home, just as the rabbis begin the procedure, saying: "And thank thee O Lord for the joyous Metzitzah, B'Peh for which I am about to partake."

Foreskin Man interrupts the ceremony, which in the comic has been portrayed as a crime. Our superhero then makes a relatively antisemitic remark: "That's it, monster. Keep babbling."

He then takes an eight-ball off the pool table and throws it at the rabbi, knocking the bloody scalpel out of his hand. A nasty fight breaks out, with blood and pain spewed all around. You can guess who won: Foreskin Man. But not without a threat. The rabbis warn the superhero, who storms off with Glick, that they will be back, scalpel and all.

So can we expect a sequel?

Because we were not satisfied with the plot, we called Matthew Hess, the creator of the comic book, to ask him what the hell? He has not returned our phone calls. You might recognize Hess, who is also the head of the national group Male Genital Mutilation, as the man who wrote the ballot language for San Francisco's circumcision ban, which will go before voters in November. The group is now pushing a similar proposal in Santa Monica.

He told SF Weekly last week that his efforts to criminalize circumcision are rather obvious.

"Boys are born with a foreskin for a reason," Hess said. "The foreskin functions like an eyelid, providing protection and keeping the penis moist and sensitive."

Abby Porth, associate director of the Jewish Community Relations Council, called the comic offensive. "It's reminiscent of Nazi-era propaganda," she says. "It's as offensive and outrageous as the measure itself." 

See the full comic on Foreskin Man's Facebook page.

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Edmargolis
Edmargolis

The comic parody, Smegna Man Gets Circumcised, (published at Smegmaman.com) is a lot funnier; has a great plot; and passes along sound information about the medical and cosmetic benefits of the procedure– and, in the end, the villains meet a very appropriate end.Ed Margolis

Dee
Dee

Considering 50-60% of the US population circumcizes their sons and only 2% of the same population is Jewish, I find the need to make it a Jewish problem interesting, to say the least.

Chris
Chris

It’s true that the comic book did not have to have Jewishpeople in it but that is not the point.  Circumcision is wrong no matterwho is doing it.  When Christians, Muslims, atheists, or anybody elseincluding Jews circumcises a person against his will it is wrong.  If aMohel or doctor circumcised a male cat or dog they would go to jail for animalabuse.  California law explicitly bans circumcision of male animals; ifyou don’t believe look it up, it takes 10 seconds.  Yet doctors and Mohels circumcise humans allday long and somehow that is Okay.  Boys not only don't have the samerights as girls, they don't even have the rights that animals have!  Whatkind of sick and evil society would allow that to be the case? 

Spacefan
Spacefan

Yes, people are brainwashed to believe circumcision is necessary. Approximately 90% of the world's population is intact (uncircumcised) and they are glad to have the full range of sexual sensations that the foreskin was designed by nature to provide. Its gliding action feels great during masturbation and during sexual intercourse. It also reduces friction on the receiving partner during intercourse. If animals are smart enough to clean their own foreskins if necessary, then it is an insult to human beings to say men aren't smart enough to clean their own.

Th.Westerhof
Th.Westerhof

Certainly, as #1 had Dr. Mutilator as villain, #2 Monster Mohel (and showed that Foreskin Man is a jerk, stealing babies is bad). I just hope so, that he is replaced by Foreskin Woman in #3... 

Chrisu223@gmail.com
Chrisu223@gmail.com

Banning circumcision is not anti semetic and it does not violate religious freedom. Banning circumcision actually protects religious freedom. What about the religious freedom of the person being circumcised? What if the person does not want to be Jewish? What if the person wants to be christian or maybe he wants to be an athiest, isn't that a person's right? What if parents had a 30 year old adult son and the parents recently converted to Judiasm and they forced a circumcision on their 30 year old son? Would that be okay? When the person is 40 he will be circumcised whether his parents did it to him at age 30 or age 0, so what is the difference? Also, female circumcision is illegal regardless of a parent's religion. Also just because Jews do something does not make it automattically ok. Jews are people and they have the same capacity to do bad things as anybody else. Nobody is perfect and that includes Jews. A mormom can't marry a 13 year old girl but a Jew can litteraly pull down a boys pants, take a razor blade and slice up his penis like a Thanksgiving turkey. How is that okay? Since when is it okay to brutally attack children in the name of religion?

Purpmeupplease
Purpmeupplease

I say leave it to GOD to judge what one say and do.

Georgewashington Foreskinman
Georgewashington Foreskinman

I think if babies could talk withwords (and there are a few studies that show they do communicate in other waysand a few movies that hyperbolically and comically illustrate them actuallytalking) they would oppose circumcision.  I mean seriously, let's thinkabout this for a minute, you're going to cut off what?  Millions of yearsof evolution (sorry Creationists, there is this thing these days called scienceand even the Jewish part of this “debate” is claiming to use it in its stanceon this issue, but they are merely using its name like a mantle to justify their"traditions" of patriarchal tyranny and filial/female/juvenilesubjugation. They have their "doctors" and "molehills" (onearticle said they may be forced underground when this ban passes which wouldthen make sense) or "mohells" or whatever citing a few studies andfacts taken out of context from third world countries that face an AIDSepidemic without any hope or support otherwise, but these facts do not apply tothe Western world or they shouldn't if people are as evolved as they are inCalifornia and especially Santa Monica and have the means of education andproper child rearing to inculcate their intact sons on how to “cleanie their weenie”and stay away from Sally the Slut or use a condom!) created our organs forspecific functional reasons (because those who didn't have foreskins DIED offand natural selection did not permit animals like humans to succeed andprocreate without one) and just because some dudes sometime later on wrote abook about a God after they suffered an earthquake or flood or locust swarm orUFO sighting and went off and drank too much wine and had visions of"His" existence and felt  compelled to write down "His" words,why should we make those guys’ “visions” and writings the law and overlook thewords or voice of the owner of the penis...the baby?  Hell, maybe the babydoesn't want to be Jewish anyway?  I sure wouldn't and I bet if you askedSouth Park Ike wouldn't.  Maybe he wants to be a Buddhist or study the Taoof Pooh Bear or some other religion that doesn't have penis mutilation as oneof it's sick "religious" sacrificial rites of passage. SHOULDN'T HIS RIGHTS BE THE ISSUE HERE NOT THE PARENTS?!  These baby boysare American citizens and should be protected just like little girls alreadyare under the current laws banning female circumcision.  The 14thAmendment of Equal Protection makes it UNCONSTITUTIONAL ALREADY to circumciseboys because girls are protected.  And as all we evolved scientific folksknow both male and female foetuses are exactly the same and merely change intotheir ultimate forms with hormones and time.  Why should one sensitiveorgan that turns into a Vagina be saved but the same sensitive organ which bychance turns into a penis via DNA and Chromosomes be mutilated?  They bothare for sexual pleasure and procreation and if God created everything didn't hecreate those organs so actually you are messing with God's creation to mutilatea foreskin?!  Ha!   Sure parents have a huge responsibility toprotect their babies.  That's exactly why they shouldn't allow some A-holeto hack them up before they see the light of day!  Talk about failing toprotect your children.  Leave their penis alone, God made it thatway.  Later you can have the birds and bees talk and hell, threaten towhomp them with a belt or circumcise them later if the don't use a condom butfor God's sake give them a chance to be responsible and teach them to take careof themselves and you have 18 years (or maybe 14) to do it so if you fail to dothat then YOU are the problem and YOU should be mutilated or something. Circumcising babies to protect from disease is like cutting off your foot soyou don't step on a piece of glass in the street or stub your toe in thewoods.  Hello, we've invented SHOES!  And for the penis, voila, aCONDOM!  Isn't science amasing folks?  Next thing you know we'llfigure out a way to get around town without walking.  Oh wait, what's thatyou say, somebody already came up with a wheel and a what?  A car? Cool.  Good idea.  Although I prefer to walk in nature rather thandrive, as do my boys and so do all people really because it's NATURAL. And thus it's more pleasurable to have sex without a condom and guesswhat?  It's ok when you're married, in fact that's what God wanted, goforth and multiply.  So if you're religious, make sure your kids savethemselves for marriage and enjoy themselves and their spouse the way Godintended, naturally without inhibition from condoms or a lack of sensation YOUcaused by hacking off 2/3 or 20,000 penile nerve endings and the protectivesheath that keeps them happy and healthy.  I don't see how cutting off themost sensitive part of a kids body right out of the gate before he can evenoffer his opinion is a good idea, fair or reflective of the supposed"rights" we Americans purport to protect for our citizens.  Whena baby is born it is a citizen of the United States.  Our forefatherswanted to ensure our rights with regards to life (it's the baby's life),property (it's the baby's property), liberty (by circumcising you areinfringing the baby's freedom of choice because by the time he grows up andregrets your decision and hates you for it like I hate my parents who stillstick by their sick choice with a defiant disregard for my opinion and sincerefeelings about my personal perspective and concern for others who are just bornor going to be born...they think it is dirty not to circumcise because that iswhat the doctor told them and unfortunately they are not smart enough, despitemy dad’s advanced degrees in biophysics and biology and my mother being aformerly licensed nurse, or more frighteningly are too smart in an evil way andthey believe everything any "degreed professional" might tell themeven if it is his own sick self interest and motivation for profit: foreskins sell for $40 plus the doctor gets a fee and burn centers and OpralWinfrey's favorite lotion manufacturer and other cosmetic companies pay$100,000 for a foreskin so you do the math it's no wonder doctors and otherentities support circumcision because they have nothing to lose except goodbusiness if it's outlawed like the ivory trade in Africa) and the pursuit ofhappiness.  I'm forever unhappy about my parent's decision and there isnothing I can do about it because they failed to protect me and my inalieableright to the pursuit of happiness because I will never be totally happy as Iwill never fully experience life as it was meant to be especially with respectto the most pleasurable part and the WHOLE reason we are on this planet...tohave sex.  Hello!?  WTF.  You circumcision supporters make mesick.  What right do you have over another person's body?  Thatreminds me of SLAVERY.  Last time I checked THAT's unconstitutional. Sure you say you're protecting babies.  Go to Africa and hack some uptheir babies they may be cool with that as they see DOZENS of their friend'sdying from AIDS and will do anything a person says who looks modernized from theWestern world says might prevent AIDS but actually "the Luo tribe'scouncil of elders doesn't forbid it outright although they do say it iscontrary to their traditions and worry it will promote promiscuity....[theysay]...

"If you want to do that on yourown, no one will question you, but it is not our custom," said elderOdungi Randa."

And there you have it, it's not even a good idea overthere.  Maybe we should focus on educating those people instead, and wedo, but apparently a quicker fix is to circumsize and those World HealthOrganization folks sure are motivated and the those in the field are happy asclams as they've got their grant money, are making a living, and the nativesare too naieve to object.  Maybe THEY should move to Santa Monica! Or what's begun in Santa Monica can be brought to them through internationaltreaty and humane protections already afforded rape or war crime victims. It's almost like the Ivory Trade all over again but instead of tusks it'spenises.  Into the Congo!  By the way, I'm not  anti-semitic orracist at all I have any Jewish friends and partners who refer me business allthe time (maybe not for long) and I love them, but I wish they'd give theirkids a chance to be who they were born naturally to be.  If the ban passesthey can go to other cities to honor their traditions, but that will give themtime to educate themselves about other choices just like Jews AgainstCircumcision have.  Look it up.  And by the way, America is all aboutand was founded on freedom of religion (think the Pilgrims....maybe not thewitch hunt part though...forgot about that?), however, what if a pygmie tribefrom some jungle country managed to hitch a ride to America on a Noah's Arkwhich was miraculously found in a hermetically-sealed Temple of Doom thatIndiana Jones missed and these fine little folks arrive in good spirits(because old Noah made that thing pretty damn well and luxurious with room forelephants and giraffes let alone pygmies).  They stumble or perhaps evenstroll onto the shore, and assuming their Visa's check out ok because theyhired good attorney's through the internet (Noah put in WiFi, didn't you READthe bible) and set up shop right there on the beach with some huts and thewhole 9 yards and start dancing around and before you know it they are hungryand it's time to eat.  Well as part of their relition they believe theyascend to God if they eat other people's pets like cats or dogs or parakeets oreven geckos (sorry little green Geico dude) and they pillage the neighborhood(let's say it's the Hamptons or Myrtle Beach or you name it) and they can'treally seem to figure out those security locks with their "magic" and"prayer", plus they were ushered off the property with armedrent-a-guards in nice polyester suits with eagle patches on their sleeves whichmade the poor little guys even more hungry.  So dejected and sitting onthe beach they decide to indulge in on of their God's other commandments. You see they believe that the Praying Mantis (very religious fellow) that eatshis young, is one of their gods who encourages them to, if necessary, yep, youzoology fans guessed it (and those who may have merely gone to college or havea tv with the Discovery Channel) they believe that it's this littlereincarnation of God (known to the scientific community at large asSphodromantis viridis) has, like Moses, but in this case from a leaf instead ofa mountain, provided them with a Commandment that the must follow in times oftrouble.  As we all know praying manits' eat their young so these littlepygmies bring out their bohel (pronounced "boil") who is a well-respected and educated elder, and they proceed to watch him put theirchildren (those who are small and can't talk yet because those who do were toodifficult to prepare and cook throrougly as they kept climbing out of thecouldron and saying "hey, it's hot in her mom, what gives? Cut it outalready I said I wanted a bath!" into a huge ceremonial pot of boilingwater (nicely decorated of course with traditional images of Peter the PrayingMantis (no Jesus allusion or relation, though the bloodlines may have crossedat some point in the Jurassic period scientists aren't sure).  Would weAmericans allow this kind of practice or baby sacrifice?  After all, it'sjust for religions reasons and scientific studies show that baby flesh is justas nutritious and delicious (though quite expensive) if not more so than saylemur or bat or even poodle though the latter has a nice aftertaste and iswonderfully smart, while alive, and afterwards as a culinary treat, if madeinto a pate and served with lemongrass, watercress, pear slivers and balsamicin a spring mix salad).  Should we protect these pygmie parent's rights topractice their religion?  They also believe or at least feel, besidesfulfilling a primal need for food and asserting themselves over the littlesuckers that otherwise would literally suck mom dry if no food was available atthe time, that eating their babies in this time of famine renews their spiritand since their God Commanded it, if they don't do it they will perish andcertainly never attain eternal life (where they believe they get a lovely flatthat's a bright upper with free cable, Wifi, room service, gated tuck-underparking and though their friends will have street parking in Heaven there areno parking tickets!  Hallelujah! Amen.).  I don't think we'd allowthat despite their sincere and sovereign beliefs that are genuinely and closelyheld, derived from divine inspiration when pygmie and wine maker Shrinky theBearded One first awoke from his nap on the hill and was visited by Peter thePraying Mantis' of Pontus and was commanded to tell the townfolk to be like himas actually Shrinky was made in his image Peter told him so his people shouldeat their kids if they run out of food because that's just what Praying Mantis'do!  I don't know about you but I'll stick with Winnie the Pooh and Tigertoo!  Or an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a penis for a well youget the idea.  But apparently we protect some religions that do mutilatetheir babies and what's amazing to me is that there is any debate here at alland that this even has to be put up for vote.  Are we that stupid? Well, apparently some of us are.

Elizabeth frantes
Elizabeth frantes

Dude, you realize this makes you look crazier than a bat on acid, don't you?  So deal with your fetish for "cleaning out" foreskins of male babies and get some help. 

Chris
Chris

The end of the last paragraph was difficult to follow; butthe vast majority of what he says are extremely good points about circumcision.Its amazing that when somebody has a sensical argument about why circumcisionis wrong, you sit there and flaunt the fact that you have absolutely no cluewhat you are talking about.   

 

People who are against circumcising babies do not have “an obsessionwith cleaning out foreskins” as you put it. The people who insist of performing bizarre, sexual mutilation torturerituals on children are the ones who have a sick obsession with the penis.  I just want people to leave children’s’genitals alone.  You make it very clearthat you have no clue about basic anatomy and don’t know the difference betweenfacts and old wives tales.  At birth, theforeskin is attached to the head of the penis in a very similar way to how thefingernail is attached to the skin underneath it.  As the child develops the foreskin slowly separatesfrom the head of the penis.  It might completelyseparate at just a few years old or it might not happen until adolescence.  This is not weird or a defect, this is how itis supposed to be.  You can’t pull back ababy’s foreskin to clean it because the foreskin has not separated from thehead yet.  If you try to pull it back itwould cause extreme pain and can permanently damage the foreskin.  The only thing that has to be done to washthe penis is to wash the outside and whatever is on the inside leave it alone,just like you would do with a girl. Leave it alone just like any other part of the body.  Do you clean the inside of your eyelids orpull back your fingernails and scrub with soap? Do you pull back a girl’s hood and scrub her clitoris?  So get your facts straight lady.  We do not have an obsession with “cleaningforeskins”, you just have no clue what you are talking about and are flauntingyour ignorance!  Just do some basic research.  You have no excuses; with modern technologyyou can learn the truth about circumcision in literally less than 10 minutes!

Nelly Ninja
Nelly Ninja

lol @ referring to what the vast majority world population does as a fetish.

Laraandgregm
Laraandgregm

I was, I admit, MUTILITATED AFTER MY BIRTH!!  The experience and my recollections have led me to a, a, a, (I'm so ashamed to admit) a PRODUCTIVE LIFE!!  I don't want to sue my Doctor, Priest, Rabbi, Nurse, Mother, Father, yadda, yadda, yadda.  I'll continue to live my "PRODUCTIVE LIFE!!" so all of you that are outraged don't need to, courtesy of me, the Circumcised One, don't need to get a job and find something concrete to complain about.

Davecohn
Davecohn

I don't understand the whole situation. There's no valid medical community in the world that doesn't see the benefits. Circumcision saves lives, look for the facts and you'll agree. No one in their right mind would ban children’s immunizations, because it saves lives and the benefits speak for themselves, even though the recipient feels PAIN, actually parents who don't give their children the proper immunizations, are penalized and get fines and are subject to Jail time for endangering their children (parents' most precious assets). We all agree our children’s' benefits and health is our number 1 priority, WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFE, circumcision is a great benefit for your children look at all the medical sources, they prove it time and again. Here are some sources, look yourself.http://www.mohel-bris.com/circumcisio...

Nelly Ninja
Nelly Ninja

What the hell are you talking about? Virtually no medical organization in the world recommends circumcision. This is the Internet; you can't lie to people about what they can easily look up.

vincent
vincent

it'a amazing how you people argue about religion. open your eyes and see what's it's all about. power, control and money. whatever you believe in, keep your beliefs to yourself and don't bother anyone with them. if it wasn't meant to be there, we wouldn't have it. and if you don't know how to keep it clean, well, too bad for you. when you're old enough to be taking decisions on your own and want to have it cut off, suit yourself

Bluechip
Bluechip

Things like this just have a way of upsetting me.  I don't care if the parents don't want to circumcise their kids but for those who do all the power to 'em.  Personally, I'm Jewish and, I am offended by this lewd, unacceptable comic book.  For some reason, people like this Hess guy think it is alright to knock 6000 year old religious practice that in no way interferes with modern day society.  I mean it's not like we're killing babies or something (which would obviously be a problem if it were the case), we're just accepting them into our 6000 year covenant.  This is one of the most important practices in Judaism and for a guy to show this much disrespect toward it is nothing but a cowardly act of disrespect.

tryptophan
tryptophan

Actually, at the end of the comic book Foreskin Man kidnaps the baby from his parents and leaves him with hippies on a beach who will raise Glick as "one of them", uncut forever.

Because kidnapping is like, so much better than circumcising an infant.

Ferngl
Ferngl

Now let me get this right.....  We care so much about the baby, we wish to protect him from circumcision.  However, when it comes to abortion, what the heck, let's take away his pulse while we're at it.

There is something insanely sick about this.  Remember, the same despicable Matthew Hess who is circulating this "comic book" is the key figure behind the movement to ban circumcision in SF.  He claims it's all about health and human rights.

I don't think your comic book is funny.  It is anti Jewish, anti Muslim (yes - they circumcisize their sons at 13), anti-American, anti-God and throw back to the evils of Nazi Germany.

Does San Francisco have any hate crimes legislation in place?  I have a candidate for you.

Nelly Ninja
Nelly Ninja

You brainwashed conservative sheep are really starting to piss me off with the abortion comeback. You have no legitimate argument against circumcision so you compensate by resorting to a completely unrelated red herring that makes an unfounded assumption about every individual's stance on abortion.

Do some research and learn how to argue like a real man.

Fernando Quintero
Fernando Quintero

Honestly, I dont think the comic was nearly harsh enough to be anti-anything, and it was just a man arguing his point of view in his own way. I think that jumping to the assumption that he is anti-semetic is uncalled for and calling a man expressing his right of free press and speech anti-american? That is simply complete overkill.

pam
pam

Nice try at easing the reaction...............but unfortunately for u Fernando somebody let this idiot Hess have a pen and paper, all any of you guys can do is prey this dies quick, but I doubt it does, the entire story is so wrong. If you have a child and you don't want him circumcisized, then don't circumsize him, that is what America is all about........you have the option to do or not to do. This story just blows my mind, what kind of people actually sat around and decided that this should be an issue. What man or men have sat around and said to each other............man I wish my penis wasn't circumsized??? Really what has the world came to. 

Chris
Chris

So I guess the parents of a female child can choose to cut up her genitals because that is what america is about right? No, that is no an option, its only an option when the child is male. But hey this is the land of equality. Having laws that explicitly protect one gender while ignoring the other is what equality is all about. If a parent took a piece of paper and gave a girl a paper cut they would go to jail. We have all had paper cuts, its more of a nusiance than anything else. A paper cut woul heal in 1 or 2 days and cause no permamant damage, not even a faint scar. But still giving a girl a paper cut would be illegal, but a parent can litteraly take a razor blade and carve up a boys penis like a Thanksgiving turkey. That is what fairness and equality is all about in this country.

Georgewashington Foreskinman
Georgewashington Foreskinman

pam what "let" hess have a pen and paper is first, the constitution of the united states of america and second, the fact that he has a job and earned the money to buy them.  you are a douche bag and should be wrung out.  lots of men are pissed off about their circumcision  because it lessens their enjoyment of sex and later in life can cause impotence as the lack of sensation worsens.  you must be one of those sick circumfetish b*tches.  i wish you hadn't thought like my mom, i hate her and i hate you.  the kind of people who decided this should be an issue are people who care, unlike you.  they care about their babies and protecting them from unnecessary mutilation performed by profiteering doctors and drug companies harvesting penile skin and deforesting foreskins to fuel the production of skin creams that Oprah Winfrey and probably you endorse you old bag

Joe Berman
Joe Berman

REALLY? You don't see ANYTHING wrong with the evil looking, blood thirsty, soulless eyed Jews stealing a baby only to be thwarted by a blonde haired, blue eyed crusader who calls Jewish prayer "babble"?  REALLY?  I want you to go look at Nazi propaganda and tell me you don't see any resemblance between the Jews in the two publications.

Riser310
Riser310

I don't find the mohel evil looking because he's Jewish. He's evil looking because he finds satisfaction in modifying an unrelated infants genitals. Without satisfactory anesthesia! You have to admit that that is bizarre. Circumcision leaves a permanent scar. Do you want to continue to allow newborns to be painfully and permanently scarred without any say in the matter? So far, I will not argue against dog owners to have their pups tails snipped, or cattle branded, but let's step back and think about altering human genetalia.

Georgewashington Foreskinman
Georgewashington Foreskinman

joe the likeness is accurate from the baby's perspective, nazi is just a political label stupid people who can't think for them selves plant on something that scares them.  the truth scares people and hess represented his truth, how he feels, and he's not alone, i understand where he is coming from and it has nothing to do with religion, he could have portrayed filipino circumcizers who circ 90% of their babies, or any other number of ethnic or religious groups.  it just so happens that jews make good fodder for comic strips with their "costumes", hats, beards, tassles, etc.  Again from the baby's point of view, that is a monster and i'm sure if you asked him if he's a nazi for disliking the dude with the knife who's about to cut him he'd be on board!  In this case, the baby is hess and maybe nazi's aren't so bad, at least the ones who save babies!

SailerJerry
SailerJerry

This comic book is so anti-semitic it isn't funny. Whats next, is this group going to push nazi propaganda? How can San Francisco fall for this group as being anything but racists, and hate mongers. The circumcision ban is not about health at all. Its about hate, and trying to push a agenda of anti-semitism upon the populaus. San Francisco needs to wake up! Do your home work about what is really going on here! 

Jim
Jim

Who cares about the comic book.  The message is about mutilation. Stick with that and put your ego aside.

Gaura priya
Gaura priya

We think female mutilation is barbaric. I am jewish but did not cicumsize my son. The bible says circumsicion of the tongue & genitals. I do not see the tongue done?!? THe foreskin is still attached to the penis at this point until around 4yrs. old or so. Why give so much pain to a new baby?!? I think it is barbaric..

Elizabeth frantes
Elizabeth frantes

Are you really that daft?  FGM would be comparable to completely cutting off the penis, and there is no equivalent to infibulation, which is a leading cause of maternal and infant death, due to blocked labor caused by scar tissue. 

pam
pam

If the comic book is just about mutilation, then why make its characters jewish, why not just average Americans, I'm not jewish or even close to being jewish, my mother had 5 boys, they were all, as u say Jim, MUTILATED...........so yea, I'd say some one is using your cause for their own gain.............anti-semetic, you bet..........and they don't really care at all about the mutilation issue.

Joe
Joe

Sure, turn off your brain and stick to what we tell you it's about. You must be kidding me..oh wait no your not. I've woken up to the fact that you socialist are serious and are trying to take every right we have away. Not Any More! this is truly about Socialist Biggots. You hate religion and especially hate the Jews. Your time is coming.

njudah
njudah

And of course we have time for this because Muni runs perfectly, schools are adequately funded, the pension system is reformed, the budget is balanced, peace reigns throughout SF, Crime is non existent, and health care is actually provided for all by the City, and the rain in June has passed.

Jim
Jim

You sound like a nit wit.  You left out world peace.  If you can't focus on one thing nothing will ever get done.

njudah
njudah

well you ARE a nitwit, so I'd rather sound like one than be one! enjoy your "campaign", Mr. Nitwitty.

Major_madness
Major_madness

Only in S.F! I'm so glad I moved!

Jim
Jim

This happens to be a very serious subject that someone has finally had the courage to confront.  Circumcision is a bad decision.  If only all of those Dads out there can come to grips with the fact that they weren't born with any extra parts that need to be cut off !!!!!!

Laraandgregm
Laraandgregm

Oh, Lord, it's so much deeper.  You're a freakin' idiot.

Cap5258
Cap5258

I'm sick and tiered of these damn liberals continually spending tax payer money to impose there personal believes on the rest of us! I wasn't circumcised and I am here to tell you they take additional care to keep clean, they can stink, and can become infected vary easily! they are an incubator for the spread of disease.  sure sometimes I like mine but for the most part they are a pain in the ass and I circumcised my son.     

Cap5258
Cap5258

That's right Rosa, since most men don't talk about their problems and rarely go to the Doc.  Those without think that they are missing something. Let me tell ya things like candida, and hair that gets caught up and causes cuts that get infected are often times misunderstood and misdiagnosed and we have to figure it out for ourselves to come up with a cure. I think as a civilized nation this is a gift that we give our sons to avoid the problems that we've had to endure. 

rosa25
rosa25

 You make a great point Cap. My husband was not circumcised, and unfortunately he developed diabetes. He spent months in pain trying to get rid of a yeast infection, and eventually had to get the surgery anyway. He said often he wished his parents had circumcised him at birth to save him the experience of having to deal with it as an adult.

Aaron
Aaron

Women like it better circumcised anyway! You probably don't know anything about that moron. Oh and by the way it's part of the Jewish religion.

Oaklander
Oaklander

Aaron, I am a woman and prefer uncircumcised but perhaps you have more intimate experience with the male anatomy and how it feels.

NJHuguenot
NJHuguenot

Women like it because they have been brainwashed into thinking it's better. I can't count all the women who told me it was ugly with all the extra skin. And hey! Soap and water are readily available. Even a street person can use the library to do a washup.

Joe
Joe

Serious subject yes. But its not about circumcision....its about anti-semitism you dork!

Elizabeth frantes
Elizabeth frantes

Actually it's about foreskin fetishers.  And they are crazier than antiabortniks.  No reasoning with them at all, but it's creepy how they obsess on cleaning out the foreskins of small boys.  Very creepy. 

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