JONESBORO, Ark. – Circumcision protesters took a slice of Jonesboro’s busiest intersection for themselves Monday, delivering endless social media buzz from drivers and others.
Their goal was to get people talking about it and clearly, they succeeded.
But many weren’t happy seeing men with blood-stained groins in white pants on display in broad daylight and were quick to voice their displeasure, too.
The group protested throughout the day at the intersection of Red Wolf and Highland Drive. That’s next to the Mall’s sign. Wearing faux blood stained pants and carrying signs, the group managed to get significant attention. Thousands shared or posted updates showing the group.
What People Said
Many comments were made by activists and those with deep research into the topic. One person shared an August, 2017 medical opinion that circumcision was ethically problematic.
I argue that the loss of the foreskin itself should be counted, clinically and morally, as a harm in evaluating NTC; that a comparison of benefits and risks is not ethically sufficient in an analysis of a nontherapeutic procedure performed on patients unable to provide informed consent; and that circumcision violates clinicians’ imperatives to respect patients’ autonomy, to do good, to do no harm, and to be just.
But others didn’t care what the research showed.
For those who spoke out in favor of circumcision, the reaction was often negative. One woman, a retired registered nurse, was clearly in favor of the procedure.
Replies to her from strong-willed opponents disagreed. Despite that, she insisted, just as others did in their own opinions.
Parents and others arguing for the procedures asserted it was their choice, or the choice of the family.
Those arguing against made the case that the baby should be the one who makes that decision, obviously later in life.
Several reportedly had negative encounters with the demonstrators while driving through the intersection.
Local videographer James Bickham decided to have some fun with the demonstrations. He went to the intersection wearing Christmas attire and held up a sign that said “Make Christmas Great Again.”
It wasn’t funny to everyone, though. At least one of the protestors is seen on video entering Bickham’s personal space, challenging him to “look me in the eye,” and even physically pushing Bickham back.
“There were probably ten or fifteen of them and they were all nice,” Bickham said Tuesday. “Only like three were maybe combative. I wasn’t protesting against them. I don’t have any kids. It doesn’t affect me at all. We don’t have protests here very often. We’re a small community. I just want to make sure Christmas stays great!”
While most of the penile-protestors took it in jest, the man in the video, “was not having it.”
Turns out, he’s the founder of the whole group.
NEA Report Learns More
The man Bickham encountered appears to be “Brother K,” the founder of the group “Bloodstained Men.”
According to their website, he changed his name to this legally to protest his name given at birth, due to his circumcision.
Bloodstained Men as an organization can trace its origin to the decision of late intactivist leader Jonathon Conte to bring seven sets of white painters overalls marked with red crotches to the protest at the October 2012 American Academy of Pediatrics convention protest in New Orleans. Though the visually arresting bloodstained crotch protest concept was a 2010 creation of British intactivist Richard Duncker, Conte’s deployment of the suit was the first example in the United States and was the spark for our organization. Seven men boldly wore these suits outside the convention hall, causing quite a sensation among the conference attendees and veteran demonstrators alike. – https://www.bloodstainedmen.com/history
While he joined the demonstration for yuks, Bickham witnessed both locals and the protesters shouting obscenities at each other. He said Jonesboro didn’t take well to the protestors.
People were driving by yelling F you guys. And they would yell back at them. They were yelling at kids in the backseats with windows down. – Bickham
The group has more protests planned, according to their website. Tuesday, they’ll be in Memphis. Wednesday, Oxford, MS. Thursday, Starkville, MS. And Friday, Hattiesburg, MS. They’ll finish this string of “Southern University” protests on October 27 in Louisana, their 17th stop during this run.
The group will resume their work in 2020 with a “Southern Florida Circumcision Crisis” tour.
I don’t know James Bickham, but kudos to you sir! I needed a good laugh today.
Yes that’s very funny you know they make hospitals and theirs doctors that give out pills for the mental problems this guy’s got lmbo I sure needed the laugh
People who strap down perfect beautiful healthy children and clamp, rip, scrape, crush and cut into their genitals while they scream their heads off you brainwashed sicko.
Get your KNIVES away from CHILDREN’S GENITALS!!!!
Screaming tortured psychologically damaged sexually crippled children is funny exactly HOW?
Why, would some one enforce their morals upon another parent. I’ve seen this organization going around to other states. It’s crazy. Without circumcision I would subjecting my sons to infections and etc
Why would you force your immorals on a helpless child who can’t fight back? Why don’t you strap down grown men and cut parts off them?
Oh maybe that would be you know….WRONG!
Cutting Parts off kids sex organs is cowardly, disgusting, ignorant, evil
And is ALREADY illegal!
It’s assault with a weapon with life long damage and injury. It’s cruel and evil cowardly torture.
It’s a violation of medical ethics. Of a doctors oath. Of laws against malpractice.
It’s not medicine.
It’s not even Christian!
You don’t have a GOD DAMN RIGHT TO CUT PARTS OFF KIDS YOU WEIRDOS!!!
We don’t have JUST a right we have a DUTY to protect children from your toad baby knife molesting brain.
BTW you uneducated moron you have a foreskin. Your did your cat your hamster all have foreskins.
It’s a normal healthy part of the human body.
Your genitals are far more disease prone than any man.
Do you NOT know your own anatomy?
Wow the ignorance of you morons.
Did you even take Biology class in school?
Does nature make mistakes?
Did God make a mistake?
Or did YOU?
Your dog not did. Spellcheck is as evil as baby mutilators.
sounds more like this guy is mad because they probably cut off a little too much, now he’s really known as Brother Micro Penis.
How much of a percentage of the whole surface area do you have left? How many nerve endings are missing?
You want to know?
That’s right HALF the surface area is GONE!
The HALF with 75% of the nerve endings including the TWO male G-spots, the frenulum and the ridged band.
Yeah bet your dumbass didn’t know that.
Me so smert me happy less peepee!
Is less genitals smert?
75%, not 10%, not 30%, not even 50%!
75% thats s.e.v.e.n.t.y.f.i.v.e. p.e.r.c.e.n.t.
Did you read that?
Can you read that?
75% of your nerve endings are GONE! You have a quarter of the sensation that the unmutilated intact whole 80% of the rest of the world get to experience every time they have sex.
You are a sexual cripple! Maybe lunch would still taste good with 25% of my taste buds. But that doesn’t mean it’s not a LOT better for WHOLE penis whole body whole men!
In Okdoopy land that’s GUUUUD!
Me happy less pleasure.
Me happy European men and South American men better in bed then me and are more fulfilled then me!
Me happy to have no concept of what I’m missing!
Me happy for 8 second rodeo orgasm unlike my intact, whole uncircumcised wife who woulda been as happy as I am to be circumcised if we lived in Eritrea or Egypt!
Me like all Okidooky boys mutilated and stupid. Me definitely gonna pay a quack with a knife to cut parts of me kid’s sex organs!
How is my pedophile with knives doctor friend gonna make is Tesla payment without a steady supply of baby genitals to cannibalize and sell for additional profits for Oprah who sells baby G-spot in a bottle for old rich wrinkled ladies face cream.
Me happy to me literally LESS of a man!
Me sure do make fun ‘o smert guy wit common sense mad he got his dick ripped apart by morons!
Can’t let them have sometin I don’t!
Can’t be a real man and break the cycle!
Can’t actually let our son’s be a free whole fully respected human being!
Gotta make ‘ma boy ‘lack’ like Daddy so me don’t have tough questions to answer and have to actually be a real man and a real father!
Those CRAZY people who want to respect babies and love them how God made them and how Jesus died so we don’t have to cut them!
We don’t like ur kind ‘round ‘her boi!
Bess move on boy!
We like our babies to squeeeeeeeeeeel ‘round ‘her!
Just like a pig!
Like Daddy did!
Wow I guess strapping down children and ripping apart their genitals is so important to people in Jonesboro. Wait till your kids find out your ripped off half the surface area with 75% of the nerves off an ancient blood ritual with bullshit medical excuses. They will hate the f outta you child abusing psychos. Your ignorance will be exposed and genital knife rape of kids will self implode. Wait till your kids hate you you brainstorm idiots. Hang yourselves on genital mutilation of kids? You don’t deserve to breathe the same air as me you disgusting sickos. As disgusting as Female genital cutting is as disgusting as male genital cutting. You are brainwashed child abusers perpetuating a cycle of abuse.