The Bloodstained Men and Their Friends are bringing the protest against male genital mutilationton to the south .The tour kicks off at LSU in Baton Rouge this Friday, October 11th, and continues to Monroe on Saturday and Shreveport on Sunday, October 13th.
The protest focuses especially on young adults, the majority of whom are not yet parents. Organizers say it is crucial for people to be educated about male genital mutilation before they make the irreversible decision to circumcise their child. The ultimate goal of BSM is to help end male genital mutilation. The group uses signage and visually-arresting costumes.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says the benefits of circumcision outweigh the risks. Penile problems, such as irritation, inflammation, and infection, are more common in uncircumcised males. It's easier to keep a circumcised penis clean, although uncircumcised boys can learn how to clean beneath the foreskin once they're older.
The group will be protesting on Thomas Road at McMillian Road in West Monroe on Saturday from 10 a.m - 3:00 p.m.