When observers noted the several anti-Semitic tropes in the most recent issue of the anti-circumcision comic strip Foreskin Man, Matthew Hess, the San Diego-based “intactivist” who wrote both the strip and San Francisco’s November ballot initiative to outlaw circumcision of minors, insisted, “We’re not trying to be anti-Semitic. We’re trying to be pro-human rights. [The] next issue will deal with a different kind of circumcision.”
However, first, I have transcribed its text and added my own scholarly annotations:
THEY1 HATE US BECAUSE WE’RE BLOND2.
THEY3 SHUT US DOWN4 IN SANTA MONICA.
THEY5 PRESSURED6 OUR ARTISTS TO QUIT.
BUT THERE’S ONE THING THEY7 CAN’T STOP8
FORESKIN MAN NO. 3 SUMMER 20119
3 See 1
4 “In Santa Monica, Circumcision Opponent Abandons Effort”
5 See 1 and 3
6 ADL Says Anti-Circumcision Comic Book Offends With ‘Grotesque’ Anti-Semitic Imagery
7 See 1, 3, and 5
8 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_gaga ??
Breaking: ‘Foreskin Man’ #3 Trailer Claims ‘They Hate Us Because We’re Blond’ [Heeb]
Related: Circumcision Ballot Measure and Anti-Semitism [SF Chronicle]
Earlier: When Anti-Circumcision Turns Anti-Semitic