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17 June 2010 @ 09:17 pm
Why I Will Not Be Going To Cornell  
I have a list of colleges I refuse to go to, for moral reasons. For example, I refuse to go to Duke, or even apply, after the basketball team rape case. There are schools that I will not be applying to, because they and I have conflicting values. For example, I respect women, and I do not respect abusers! That is why I will not be going to Cornell.

See, a Doctor at Cornell- Dix Poppos- decided that it was okay to cut up little girls' clits, and then assault them to "make sure they still worked."

I really don't have anything to add, so I'm just going to copy-paste the email I sent to the Dean of Cornell. I can't- I can't even start to tackle this.

I am disgusted to hear about the study conducted by Dr. Dix P. Poppas, of the Pediatric Urology Department of Cornell, entitled "Nerve Sparing Ventral Clitoroplasty: Analysis of Clitoral Sensitivity and Viability", in which Poppas (I do not recognize his title as a doctor, as I feel that no doctor would ever molest, abuse, mutilate, and traumatize children, as Poppas has) decided that he had the authority to decide exactly how large a little girl's clitoris should be. Not only did he decide that 51 small children- the youngest of whom was four months old-- had oversized clitoris', but the then decided to operate upon these children, knowing that this could end all nerve feeling in their genitalia. As if this was not traumatizing enough, he then took yearly reports to see how their sensation was in their clitoris'. These repots were done by telling a small child to lie back and tell Poppas how it feels while he molested her with a vibrator.

This is disgusting. First off, who is Poppas to decide what makes a clitoris "too large"? It is a disgusting example of the culture we live in to show how a three year old child must be cut up, because she is "abnormal". There is no such thing as an abnormal child, especially when it comes to genitalia. Men do not have their penises cut up because they are "too large", and doing this to a small baby girl does not make this okay.

Secondly, this is sexual assault, abuse, and rape. Using a vibrator upon a child is statutory rape. She cannot consent to this invasion, and Poppas should not be operating on her, let alone raping her afterwards. Many of these girls were over 5 years old when they had their first annual "check-up"- this means that they were old enough to remember a Doctor, someone who they should be able to trust, molesting them. This man used a vibrator upon small children- doesn't this offend you? Doesn't this shock and appall you at your deepest core? If your daughter, niece, sister, mother, aunt, cousin, wife, any female member of your family, told you that a Doctor had raped them as a child, wouldn't you be in an uproar?

I am asking you to review this email and be appalled yourself. This man is a stain on Cornell, and a stain upon the medical community itself. He should be thrown in jail for the rape of 51 minors, and at the very least, have this "report" looked into. This is not something that should be condoned, or funded. You are responsible for what happens at your university; this pedophile should not be housed at your university. Just as you wouldn't let an arsonist be around matches, you shouldn't let a child rapist work in a Pediatric Department.

Thank you for your quick and decisive attention to this matter.

Aly ------
Mattie: Failure!adriennearedore on June 18th, 2010 01:48 am (UTC)
I read this on Jezebel. This is seriously fucked up and disturbing.

And yeah, that is essentially statutory, rape and molestation rolled into one in addition to assault, torture and will likely cause severe psychological damage on multiple levels.

Why are we looking for "less-mutilatey" versions of genital mutilation anyway? It still condones the very idea! (And the IDEA is the root of the problem)