A proposed ban last November on circumcision in San Francisco is not restricted to just the city on the Bay. Santa Monica could actually be the first American city to see the ban make it onto the ballot.
The nonprofit MGM or Male Genital Mutilation Bill has called for circumcision bans on a national level. Early in 2011, the nonprofit’s regional directors around the country submitted proposed bills to 2,800 different legislators in a host of states and in the U.S. Congress.
Recently, actor Russell Crowe decided to opine about what he calls a â€œbarbaric and stupidâ€ tradition. On Twitter, Crowe slammed those who practice circumcision, saying it is an â€œimmoralâ€ practice.
Responding to those who told Crowe that circumcision was done for hygienic reasons, he retorted â€œHygienic? Why don’t you sew up your a** thenâ€
When other twitter followers mentioned the Bris ceremony, when a newborn Jewish boy is circumcised, he wrote:
“Honestly you are comparing sexual mutilation with a Jewish ceremonial act?! F**K that. The Mayans had ceremonial acts too!â€
Crowe also wrote:
â€œI love my Jewish friends, I love the apples and the honey and the funny little hats but stop cutting your babies @eliroth”