“Foreskin Man” — an anti-circumcision superhero — is anti-Semitic, activists say:
A ballot measure to ban circumcision in San Francisco has taken a strange twist with the publication, by the measure’s sponsors, of a comic book in which an anti-circumcision superhero — blond, buff and handsome —battles evil Jewish characters who recall the stereotypical images of classic anti-Semitism.
“Foreskin Man” was written and created by Matthew Hess, one of the leaders behind the initiative to ban circumcision, the ritual cutting of foreskin on a baby’s penis that, in the Jewish religion, is considered central to the covenant between the Jewish people and God. Opponents consider it painful and barbaric, akin to female circumcision rites in Africa that have attracted international condemnation.
It’s not a very good comic anyway.
I can’t believe this is a real thing. When will the bay area secede?
What on Earth!!! Perhaps they should reboot it.
(Source: Los Angeles Times)