The Weight of Chains 

Just finished watching this fast paced (and a bit confusing) Michael Moore style documentary on the destruction and rebuilding in an EU/US image of Yugoslavia.

It was an excellent deconstruction of the NATO Balkan assault of the 90s. In two hours you will know more about what really happened then 10 years of new bytes leaked past the Clinton-Lewinsky sideshow, clearly meant as distractive pablum for the American audience.

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15 square inches lost! 

In Episode 148, David Crowe speaks with David Smith of the UK charities Genital Autonomy and 15 Square. The conversation covers male genital mutilation (circumcision), female genital mutilation (FGM) and transgender changes of minors. They cover the reasons why circumcision still exists and why it is so much less common in the UK than in the US. They discuss the purpose of the foreskin and  what harms occur from its removal. Circumcision is contrasted with FGM, where the autonomy of the child is

* Duration: 57:52

* Published: 2017-07-19 9:46:30 AM

* Episode Download Link (79 MB): infectiousmyth.podbean.com/mf/feed/c3waks/TIM_071817.mp3

* Show Notes: infectiousmyth.podbean.com/e/the-infectious-myth-david-smith-on-genital-autonomy-071917/

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