Yes! Different is normal!
So I just recently saw a video put out by Planned Parenthood, entitled “Different is Normal.”
It’s an interesting little video, obviously aimed towards teens, and it would probably be a very good message if it weren’t for one, tiny, detail.
Actually, no, it’s actually a rather large detail; it outright tries to call the circumcised penis “normal,” like any other part of the body we’re born with.
The video starts out with a good message…
“As a teenager, you worry about a lot of things: homework, acne, your profile picture. One thing you shouldn’t be worried about is whether or not your breasts, penis, or vulva are normal, but lots of kids do. So, are they normal? Will they be when you’re all grown up? Short answer: yes. Long answer: well, when it comes to our bodies, being different is normal.”
Well, there’s a slightly longer answer, but Planned Parenthood won’t be addressing it here.
“You already know that our bodies are just like snowflakes, no two are alike. Our faces are all made of the same parts: eyes, ears, nose, mouth, but they all look completely different. If that goes for your face, then why not the rest of your body? The reality is that normal is different. It’s all over the place.”
Do you see where this is going?
They start with the penis.
“Here’s a flaccid, or soft, adult penis. All penises have the same parts: glans, shaft, urethra, and all have testicles hanging below. Here’s one that’s erect, or hard.”
But, where’s the foreskin? Is that not a part of the penis? And why are they showing a picture of a circumcised penis, as if it were the way it appeared in nature? Where’s the scar?
They show a second slide:
Only THEN do they decide to add:
“Some have foreskins, some are circumcised and have no foreskin.”
Did the guy with a foreskin get some sort of body modification? Was he born with some sort of genetic variation? Why are penises assumed to be circumcised by default?
“Some are shorter, some are thicker, some are thinner, some curve when they’re erect.”
“All are normal.”
Well. At least they hope to convince insecure teens.
Let’s see how they treat the girls:
“Same goes for girls. Each vulva has an inner labia, outer labia, clitoris,
pening to the vagina, urethra, and clitoral hood.”
What’s wrong with this picture?
They didn’t seem to forget the labia, nor the clitoral hood, nor the clitoris in this diagram. Furthermore, the girls are actually shown different diagrams of different other vulvas, complete with different shapes and sizes of the clitoris, as well as variations in the lengths of the labia.
A stark difference is that the boys don’t get to see different types of foreskins and/or glans. It appears the only variations among penises is circumcised and not… Absolutely no mention of the frenulum…
“Even with the same parts, each adult vulva looks completely different.
Some have bigger openings in the vagina, some have bigger clitorises that stick out…”
“…some have wide outer labia…”
“…some have bigger inner labia that stick out…”
“…and often the labia in the pair don’t match each other.”
“All are normal”
So much dedication and care for the female vulva. Where are all the variations of the male penis? Where are all the large prominent glans? The long foreskins? The short foreskins? The uneven foreskins? Are those not “normal?”
But, more than this, where are all the circumcised vulvas? Where are the vulvas with no clitoris? Where are the vulvas that have been sewn up in infibulation? If they’re showing diagrams of circumcised penises, why aren’t they showing diagrams of female circumcision? Why does Planned Parenthood try to pass off the circumcised penis as just another variation of “normal?”
Would Planned Parent hood EVER dare to say that ANY of these things was normal?
Female genital cutting is “normal” for millions of girls in Africa, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei and all over South East Asia.
But let’s not talk about THAT.
“So remember, when it comes to our faces, our hands, and yes, our genitals, different is normal. So you can officially stop worrying about your vulva, breasts, or penis.”
Do you hear that, boys? Do you hear that men? You can stop worrying about the fact that someone took a knife and sliced off part of your penis.
Muslim boy becoming “normal.”
This is perfectly “normal” and acceptable.
What about you girls who don’t have a clitoris? Who are missing your labia? Or who have been infibulated?
For millions of girls globally, this is “normal.”
Go sit in a corner and feel sorry for yourself.
Thanks, Planned Parenthood, but NO THANKS.
No, the circumcised penis is NOT normal.
It is a forced, contrived, artificial phenomenon.
It is a subversion of the normal, healthy penis.
No, penises in the world DON’T all have the same parts. (Neither do vulvas in the world for that matter…) Some are missing parts, and it’s because they were deliberately CUT OFF.
But let’s not get into that; this is a feel-good video for teens, right?
SHAME ON PLANNED PARENTHOOD
This video is pure self-serving GARBAGE.
Planned Parenthood ought to be ASHAMED for trying to normalize genital mutilation.
They ought to be ashamed that they are insulting the youth’s intelligence with this crap.
SHAME on you, Planned Parenthood, SHAME on you.
The foreskin is not a birth defect. Neither is it a congenital deformity or genetic anomaly akin to a 6th finger or a cleft. Neither is it a medical condition like a ruptured appendix or diseased gall bladder. Neither is it a dead part of the body, like the umbilical cord, hair, or fingernails. The foreskin is normal, natural, healthy tissue with which all boys are born.
Unless there is a medical or clinical indication, the circumcision of healthy, non-consenting individuals is a deliberate wound; it is the destruction of normal, healthy tissue, the permanent disfigurement of normal, healthy organs, and by very definition, infant genital mutilation, and a violation of the most basic of human rights.
The presence of the foreskin is normal, and its absence abnormal.
Nay, it is a deliberate disfigurement.
Genital mutilation, whither it be wrapped in culture, religion or “research” is still genital mutilation.
The same video touting the same bullshit can be seen here in Spanish.
The New York Times has actually published a very informative article concerning female genital cutting as it occurs in South East Asia and can be accessed here.