Hoodie Perspective


As Microsoft founder and world-class philanthropist Bill Gates prepared for a speech in Vancouver, British Columbia, in March, a circumcision dissident prepared to protest. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has invested more than $160 million on circumcision programs in developing countries based on overwhelming medical evidence ("as clear as you really can get in medical research," said a University of British Columbia professor) that the procedure makes transmission of HIV much more difficult. Dedicated, intense-pleasure-seeking men (in this case, the Canadian Foreskin Awareness Project) insist the surgical snipping, especially of babies, denies males the benefit of heightened penile sensitivity.

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