Looking for a new hobby in 2018? How about mastering the ancient art of ripping and rending the foreskin off of bawling babies?
Barbaric, you say. A bridge too far. And hordes of Amazon shoppers are likely to agree with you. That’s because the shopping behemoth is selling a so-called “infant circumcision trainer” so you can learn the ins and outs of this controversial procedure.
The kit is intended for those looking for a career in medicine (“Great for nursing and therapy students,” reads the listing), and includes a plastic simulation of a baby’s body and a variety of uncircumcised plastic penises so you can get right to snipping. And it costs $200, which isn’t cheap, but certainly beats trying your hand at the procedure wily-nilly on friends’ various unsuspecting infants.
The kit has already been taken off of the United Kingdom’s Amazon site, but it’s still available in Trump’s America.
In a letter to Amazon, Dr. Antony Lempert wrote:
We fear that the sale of this product may encourage unqualified practitioners to carry out unnecessary surgery on infants in non-clinical conditions, resulting in serious harm.
Meanwhile, commenters on Amazon are having an absolute field day:
Oh, and 235 people found this product review “helpful”:
This reminds me of when my nephew was born. Poor kid was born with no eyelids. But the doctors were able to use his foreskin to fashion eyelids from it. Unfortunately now he’s cock-eyed.
Feel free to join in on the fun on the product’s official Amazon page.