We've received word from our Australian brothers that Helmet or Hoodie, upon which this very site is based, has shut down permanently.
Helmet or Hoodie was subject to a recent story on ABC Triple J's Hack programme (a rough equivalent to BBC Radio 1's Newsbeat). In the story a lawyer likened Helmet or Hoodie to a form of 'revenge porn' - and our brother's decided the time had come to close the curtain on the site and associated Twitter feed.
We think the Triple J Cut or Uncut story is a load of tosh and we're gutted to lose our brother-site. If you have any thoughts on this for Triple J, you can reach them at email@example.com. Triple J seem to be on a bit of a circumcision drive at the moment as they published a second story the day after asking Why Australian men are no longer getting circumcised?
We'd like to thank Helmet or Hoodie for the voice they gave to many men who struggled with their circumcision status over the years. Also a huge thank you for being OK with us copying your idea!
To all our Aussie brothers - you're welcome to hang out here.
What British men are packing downstairs
More than one in five British men are circumcised (helmets/roundheads), but a lot of our cut brothers have grown up feeling isolated.
This site was inspired by and created with the help of our brothers downunder who created a site called Helmet or Hoodie in Australia. That site has since shut down due to unfair media scrutiny. In Australian schoolyard terms "helmet" refers to somebody who has been circumcised, because the head of the penis looks like a helmet and "hoodie" refers to the foreskin looking like a hood.