TERRY DULLUM: The Dullum File — The Cutting Edge Of Protest

It’s amazing what you can run into on a daily walk. Today on 32nd Avenue South in Grand Forks I encountered firsthand an anti-circumcision protest group called “Bloodstained Men and their Friends.”

The core group is made up for four young men from places like Boston and California. They are criss-crossing the country on a 17-day mission to bring attention to what they consider to be the dangers of circumcision. (Now that I think of it, 17 days is the same length as President Trump’s “working vacation.” But let’s not read anything into that.)  Today, Grand Forks. Tomorrow, Fargo. On each stop, they are joined by like-minded locals.

They are handing out information on cards that measure 15-square inches, roughly twice the size of a standard business card. Or, they say, the size of “an adult’s foreskin.”

Here’s a little snippet.  “No medical organization in the world recommends infant circumcision.” Here’s another. ” The majority of the world’s men are intact, healthy and happy.”

I have no opinion.

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Terry Dullum

Terry Dullum recently completed a nearly 40-year career as anchor, producer and reporter with WDAZ-TV in Grand Forks.  He was part of a newsroom that won a national Edward R. Murrow Award and an Upper Midwest Regional Emmy Award. He was the anchor and producer of WDAZ News @5.  More than eight hundred episodes of his popular video essay series, The Dullum File, aired on WDAZ and WDAY-TV in Fargo. A North Dakota native and a graduate of the University of North Dakota, he is also a popular speaker and emcee.

2 thoughts on “TERRY DULLUM: The Dullum File — The Cutting Edge Of Protest”

  1. Here’s a “little snippet ..”Pun intended?

    Sadly, when I lived in Atlanta and was pregnant with my first child in 1983, two male children born in Atlanta were severely mutilated when a laser used for circumcision malfunctioned. One so severely the parents chose to raise him as a girl. I was relieved to give birth to a baby girl and not have to grapple with the decision.

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