Join the Foreskin Revolution!
Foreskin Revolution is a human rights movement that uses art, politics and popular culture to spread the core messages - that the normal, whole body is awesome with the foreskin being the most enjoyable part of the body, and that circumcision of a healthy child is an assault on that body that needs to end. We wrap all of this in a revolutionary spirit that holds a place for everyone - cut men and their partners who resent it, intact men who are sick of the body shaming or anyone who understands that our society needs to move beyond this harmful practice. We invite everyone to rise up and join the Foreskin Revolution! Join today by subscribing to our emails, or follow us on any of the social media channels.
Historically in Australian and New Zealand the various government agencies and official bodies have turned a blind eye when it has come to enforcing their own policies, ethics, human rights, and even the law when it comes to the circumcision of boys. At Foreskin Revolution we work to hold various bodies to account by working on the following campaigns.
Medicare: Defund Circumcision
We call on Medicare to follow the legislation which governs the provision of financial rebates, and fund only medically indicated circumcisions, with the appropriate audits, investigations and discipline for non-complying practitioners.
Ahpra: Enforce Your Advertising Regulations for Regulated Health Services
We call on the The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) to take action against circumcision clinics for false, misleading and other advertising breaches under Section 133 of the National Law.
RACP: Update Your Circumcision Policy Statement
We call on The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) to update its 2010 policy statement on circumcision. This outdated statement contains numerous contradictions, gender biases, inaccuracies, omissions and does not reflect the medical industry’s modern understanding of human anatomy, medical ethics or children’s rights.
Other active campaigns from around the world
Circumcision is a Fraud
“Why circumcision may be one of the largest and most widely perpetuated frauds in recent history – and may be a looming multi-billion dollar liability for the medical industry.” This group seeks to give voice to disenfranchised individuals and support people who wish to pursue their legal remedies.
North Carolina Medicaid: Stop Circumcision Profiteering
After more than a decade, North Carolina is proposing to alter their regulatory policy to have their Medicaid program, once again, pay hospitals and doctors to perform infant circumcision. State officials want to insert clever language into Regulation 1A-22 so routine infant circumcision under State Medicaid can resume for almost any reason.
The four powers of foreskin!
Did you know that the foreskin is a valuable and functional part of the body, that can best be summed up by the four powers – pleasure, protection, lubrication and connection. See below for more details on each one.
Foreskin is a sensory organ with thousands of special nerve endings. It enhances sex by providing sensation definition and orgasm reflex control.
Foreskin protects the glans (head) and interior surfaces from dehydration, chaffing and keritinization. It secretes and holds emollients to keep the skin healthy and boosts immune function.
Foreskin produces natural oils and moisture. Arousal increases blood flow to the penis which causes increased lubricant production from the foreskin.
Foreskin is an important physical link that connects our bodies to our partners. It’s the neural pathway of an intimate connection that can create a transcendental sexual experience.
How many boys are cut each year in the Western world?
The USA, Canada and Australia are the only three countries that still perform circumcisions on healthy newborns and infants in any significant number. The numbers below show how many children in each country are strapped or held down and have the most sensitive and enjoyable part of their bodies taken from them.
Who is the leader of the Foreskin Revolution?
Leader, Foreskin Revolution
Michael Winnel was formerly a pharmaceutical representative and his work took him to New York where he first became involved in the fight against circumcision. Michael is now occupied full-time as the leader of the Foreskin Revolution which focuses on the continuing practice of the circumcision of children in the three Western countries with the most significant numbers, namely the USA, Canada and Australia.
Foreskin Revolution in the media
Foreskin Revolution is popping up in the media everywhere! See below for a list of where we have been featured. Please email or reach out to us on any of our social media channels for media inquiries.
Foreskin reclaimers: the ‘intactivists’ fighting infant male circumcision
The Guardian features our very own revolutionary Damien Williams – “We realised we don’t need to fight the battle against circumcision, and decided to lay down arms on that front. Let the circumcisers have that brand, and all the cutting, blood, fear, pain and hate for the human body that goes with it. Let them try to sell that to a public now embracing the positive-body movement and has a healthy scepticism for people in white coats selling them things they don’t need. We made a pact to push forward a new brand – foreskin!”
Foreskin Revolution Group Launches In Australia And Says Circumcision Amounts To ‘Mutilation’
Lad Bible gets behind the Foreskin Revolution! Featuring this quote from Michael Winnel, our leader – “You’re not allowed to do scarification on your children, you’re not allowed to do foot binding. Yet, you’re allowed to hack off the most sensitive part of their penis for the rest of their life.”
The movement to save men’s foreskins has come to Australia
SBS Viceland’s popular show “The Feed” joined us down at Bondi Beach for the filming of our “Foreskin Fist Bump” video. In this groundbreaking TV Broadcast, SBS has taken a compassionate & empathetic viewpoint on people affected by circumcision – the sons, the mothers – this is an issue that effects us all. WATCH & SHARE this 10min piece to help make the world a better place for ourselves and the children we bring into it.