When we last checked in on our brethren by the Bay, San Francisco had just voted to forbid fast food joints from putting toys in kids meals. Thankfully, the city isn't only about depriving children of items, it also wants to ensure that kids are able to keep certain things--mainly their foreskins.
My penis is even happier than me!
Lloyd Schofield (seen at left, greatly enjoying the protection and comfort of an uncircumcised penis) is the author of an initiative that would make circumcisions illegal in San Francisco. He's trying to round up enough signatures to get it on the ballot next November and has about 7,000 to go.
If passed, Schofield's law would make it a misdemeanor to circumcise, excise, cut or otherwise mutilate the genitals of anyone under 18-years-old and make the crime punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 or one year in jail.
His Facebook page shows that his war on circumcision is far from a passing fad-- he's a fan of groups including:
"Bring back Saving Penises," "NO a la circuncisión infantil," "Tiny Intact New Yorkers," "Californians Helping Advocate for Newborn Genital Equality" and "End Medicaid Funding of Infant Circumcisions."
While it's unclear whether a ban on circumcisions will increase the health and welfare of San Franciscans, it's likely seen as a boon to the European pornography industry, where filmmakers have long recruited the finest foreskins in the land.