Foreskin Man

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Foreskin Man
Publication information
Publisher Male Genital Mutilation bill Comics (MGMbill Comics)
First appearance 2011
Created by Matthew Hess
In-story information
Alter ego Miles Hastwick
Species Human
Place of origin Earth
Abilities Plasma flight boots

Foreskin Man is a comic book superhero created by Matthew Hess to protest against circumcision.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Foreskin Man's alter ego is Miles Hastwick, a former corporate scientist now curator of the Museum of Genital Integrity.[1] He is adamantly against the practice of circumcision. In the first issue, Hastwick comes up with the alter ego of Foreskin Man to fight against practitioners of circumcision and "the pro-circumcision lobby", who he feels have gained too much power through "all of the well connected doctors and lawyers."[2] In the third issue of the comic, he gains a female sidekick, "Vulva Girl", who fights to oppose female genital mutilation and together they travel to Kenya to stop tribal circumcisions. [3][4] In the fourth issue he travels to Turkey to prevent the teenage son of a belly dancer from receiving an Islamic circumcision.[5][6]

Accusations of antisemitism[edit]

The second issue of Foreskin Man, in which the hero fights against a villain named Monster Mohel drew criticism from the Anti-Defamation League. Nancy Appel, the ADL's associate director, was quoted as saying,[7]

"The (Monster) mohel has a dark complexion, hook nose and is practically drooling at the thought of apparently doing harm to a child, he even has claws on his fingertips. He is blood thirsty just like the grotesque Jewish stereotypes that appeared in Nazi propaganda. It's absolutely a direct parallel."


External links[edit]

Official website