Hat-tip to Julie for e-mailing me about this story. It seems an Egyptian man has found a novel way to protest his parent's domination of his life.
AN Egyptian cut off his penis today in protest at his parents' choice of bride, a police official said.
The 25-year-old labourer from the village of Sheikh Eissa in southern Egypt was taken to hospital in stable condition, the official said, adding that the man had also mutilated his testicles.
"He was in love with a woman but his parents rejected her and told him to marry another woman he didn't want. He took a knife and cut off his penis in his room.''
Doctors were unable to reattach the severed member, the official said.
Uh . . . um . . . yes, well, he made his point (or, perhaps, lost it!): but how is this supposed to make his parents feel bad? I'd have thought it was more of an 'own goal'!