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Sunday, June 05, 2011

ANTI-SEMITISM IN SAN FRANCISCO, AND A COMIC BOOK GIVING MEDIUM A BAD NAME

Here's something disgusting: in the wake of San Francisco's possible ban on circumcision, a comic's been published featuring "Foreskin Man" an Aryan-like "hero" who goes after rabbis drawn in anti-semitic stereotype fashion who specialize in circumcision (Hat tip: The Blaze):
As you may have heard by now, San Francisco will be voting this November on whether or not to ban circumcision in the city.

Defenders of the measure say it’s all about “human rights” and “protecting babies” from unnecessary procedures.

But critics suspected there was something vaguely anti-Semitic about the whole proposal, since among Jews (and Muslims, as well) circumcising male babies is a religious duty, not just a mistaken medical procedure.
Those pictures are so repugnant I can't even look at them for long, if at all. And if proponents of the ban are only citing Jews and not Muslims, then I wonder if they'll even remotely frown whenever an Islamist performs the ritual following whatever judgement is made in November. In fact, I wonder if they even care about females, the real victims of circumcision in the Islamic world, whenever it happens to them. Why do I doubt they care about what Ayaan Hirsi Ali went through?

And aside from that, the comic put out to coincide with what this now poisoned city looks destined to go through with gives the medium a very bad name.

Update: I see that last year, CBR spoke about this trash, and had the gall to ask if the world is ready for it, without even telling whether at that time, there was any anti-semitism or other prejudices early in the publication. Now, in this newer take they make, there's one commentor, if any, who says:
I’m still trying to figure out why [Matthew Hess], a gay author who can’t naturally have any children of his own, is pro-abortion but anti-circumcision. With circumcision – the kid lives. If he needs more pleasure with his partner, there are plenty of drugs out there for that. He cannot blame his parents forever.
I guess the author really hates life, doesn't he?

1 comment:

Will said...

Hi Avi.
Digged a bit deeper here's more on the artist of the 'cartoon'


Anyway here's the team of the 'cartoon':
Written and Edited by Matthew Hess
Pencilled and Inked by Gledson Barreto
Colored and Lettered by Ian Sokoliwski
Gledson Barreto is a28 years old, I am natural of the city of Jaguaribe-Ce. It concludes the university in History in the year of 2006, for University of Philosophy Dom Aureliano Matos. Now I am municipal public employee, more specifically of the City councils of Lemon tree of the North, city where I live. In the spare times I work as designer, being that one of my passions. I adore to draw!!! In that area, now drawing for Ed Benes Studio.Ed Benes of DC Comics, the US publishing giant, will publish the first of six special crossover issues in which The 99 will be fighting crime alongside the Justice League of America, the fictional superhero team that includes Superman and Batman.Gledson is also A get watchers member.
The Acceptance criteria and submission rules:
NO pornographic content
NO extreme violence and/or gore/horror
NO racism.Hmmmm......I don't know if the comic will stay below the 'racism' threshold?Just strange not to use an American artist ,but an Brazilian .......unless DC comics proposed to use him.Read the full story here .