Richard Duncker

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Richard Duncker is a British intactivist, chair of the UK charity, Genital Autonomy, and founder of Men Do Complain.

Richard Duncker created the Bloodstained Suit and wore the first suit in a Men Do Complain demonstration in the UK outside the Department of Health in Whitehall.

Video

Video interview by James Loewen for the Bonobo3D Youtube Channel, recorded in Helsinki, Finland, October 2012:

In 2020 he spoke in a video message on WWDOGA:

Thank you to everyone involved for organising this timely opportunity to mark the 8th anniversary of the ruling by the Cologne Court that non-therapeutic male circumcision is actual bodily harm. That ruling was immediately politically sidelined. But the thought is out there in the political, public and judicial domains.

The idea that is OK to cut a healthy bit off a healthy child is a hard thing to justify. There are now an ever growing number of academics from various disciplines examining circumcision with un-blinkered eyes. The physical sciences now quite clearly show that the foreskin is specialised erogenous tissue. The lawyers, ethicists, and philosophers are no longer afraid to tackle the issue of non-therapeutic genital cutting, and many have pointed to the alarming way basic rights are denied to a great many children, boys, girls, and those born with variations of genital anatomy.

The religions and cultures that practice non-therapeutic genital cutting now have a growing body of people within them who are questioning the practices. In our many groups and organisations we are now a movement to be reckoned with. A movement that provides support, a voice for victims, and the will to hold the authorities to account, for what is essentially a non-accidental injury in child protection law and a wounding in criminal law.

The Worldwide Day of Genital Autonomy has provided a clear focus on the important issue which is providing children with protection from non-therapeutic genital cutting in all its forms and manifestations.
Richard Duncker (WWDOGA 2020)[1]


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References

  1. REFweb WWDOGA 2020 - Richard Duncker, YouTube, MOGiS e.V.. Retrieved 13 May 2020.