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A friend just sent me this link: http://www.thestranger.com/slog/arch...ell-university I am sharing it here only to increase awareness of the other side of this issue which is also very real and very concerning. This is in the news right now, and since it's cosmetic relates very closely to the circumcision of infant boys. If we don't know, we can't speak out, and if we don't speak out, we won't be heard, and if we're not heard...this kind of thing can, does,...
I have several bumper stickers... Circumcision? No way baby! Todays Parents Are Saying No To Circumcision NOCIRC.ORG Midwives Help People Out COEXIST
I forgot to tell you all, I was in the Taco Bell Drive-Thru a month or so ago and while I ordered there were two girls in a car behind me. One of them got out and walked up to the back of my car and took a cell phone picture of my anti-circ bumpersticker(s)! I wonder if it'll end up on a blog somewhere... ;-)
http://www.babble.com.au/2010/04/16/...-circumcision/ The saddest part about this is that neither surgery was necessary. I was particularly horrified at: Quote: When I finally got an appointment a month later, I told the pediatric urologist our history. He snorted a laugh. “The child is either circumcised or he’s not. Ben has an incomplete circumcision, and that’s why you have to retract the skin.” He explained that he could cut Ben right there on the...
Quote: Originally Posted by ammiga Why not find a humane way to symbolize this covenant without cutting off a part of our son's body? Slowly, this concept is catching on with Jews, and I am proud to be a part of the group that is asking questions and making our rabbi think about it. I just wanted to say that while I'm not Jewish, reading your post made me remember THIS; both the intro and the conclusion still make me teary every time I read it. ...
I was thinking about it after reading that link about the 4 year old boy in Canada and remembered the 8 year old boy in Washington...I never did hear how that turned out...googled...and the whole court document is online now. Super heartbreaking, but good documentation with a lot of legal background stuff for anyone who follows circumcision-related legal cases. http://caselaw.findlaw.com/wa-court-...s/1115226.html
I just caught part of the 2010 Comedy Central show and they do a bit about David Reimer/the John/Joan twins and circumcision.
Quote: Originally Posted by jenP It is all about their own issues over circumcision. "Issues?? I don't have any issues!! ...I just really really REALLY need to cut off part of my son's genitals! Now just let me cut him and leave me alone!" No, no issues at all, huh? Word.
Mothers Who Opt for Breast Milk, Not Breast-Feeding By Catherine Sharick Thursday, Mar. 11, 2010 Has this been discussed yet? I really don't like the tone of it...
I'm not Jewish but I wanted to suggest you google "bris shalom". Peace, Jen
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