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The problem is that there is no perceived victim in infant circumcision while there would be a perceived victim in routine mastectomy. Routine mastectomy would be blamed on an over zealous medical profession. Routine circumcision is exactly an over zealous medical profession. It is treating a disease before it happens and a disease that can be appropriately treated with far less invasive means in virtually all cases. It is also a treatment that is highly unlikely to...
Quote: Originally Posted by ariekannairb While I was changing him an older lady whom I have "known" for as long as I can remember commented on my son being intact, and then proceeds to lecture me on what a disservice I have done for him. You have to realize what she was doing was trying to convince you to join her "club." Just the presence of a happy and healthy baby with a foreskin is a threat to her. It says that she did something that was...
Add Nigeria to the list of countries that have banned circumcision: http://www.punchng.com/Articl.aspx?t...00812205242640 Frank
The sand under the foreskin myth is an obvious invention of circumcised men to justify circumcising other men. It defies all logic and reason. Supposedly, the mechanics of the myth is that sharp sand grains get under the foreskin and in the foreskin rubbing back and forth between the foreskin and glans, it abrades or cuts into the surface of the inner foreskin or glans causing abrasions or actual cuts which then become infected and thus requires circumcision. The...
Quote: Originally Posted by Haselnuss Hm, I suppose that makes sense. I wonder, then, how female circ managed to die out... I suspect there were several reasons. First, female circumcision had no previous history and thus no advocates. It also has to be taken into account that a female who was circumcised would not be obvious so there would be no awareness of it. Quote: surely it could have been justified by absurd medical...
Quote: Originally Posted by 1littlebit how are people not going nuts about this. and that judge needs lose his job.... this man is an adult suing people for kidnapping him and amputating part of his penis... and the frilling judge says he needs to drop it b/c its a family... The judge is simply reflecting community sentiment so he will have full support. Community sentiment is that the father was doing the son a favor in getting rid of that...
Quote: Originally Posted by Haselnuss Frank - is it really about males, though? Don't get me wrong, I'm well aware that females' rights are protected in this regard while males' are not, but I think this has less to do with there being an idea that males' genitals in particular belong to the community, etc., and more to do with the fact that the idea that everyone's (and especially every child's) do existed in the first place, and only girls eventually...
Quote: Originally Posted by arismommy it may have something to do with ds' heart defect as a nb. This ped has a reputation for being overly cautious anyway and with ds he is even more so.... You might want to do a search for the story of Jacob Christian Holliday. Like your son, Jake was born with a heart defect and his condition was so fragile at birth, the doctors wouldn't circumcise him. But at about 2 years old, the doctor proclaimed him...
Quote: Originally Posted by Arduinna I don't think it's an extreme view ( if we are using extreme to mean uncommon or surprising and rare). The history of circumcision is all about being part of the community that practices it. It's a mark of membership at it's very foundations. It's extreme as in going to the far edges. For instance, in this country we have the political right and left. To the far left would be socialism and communism. To...
Quote: Originally Posted by 1littlebit i don't understand how the judge threw out the case. isn't that sexual assault.. atleast. This is the extreme end of the belief that men's genitals are community property. In North America, this belief manifests itself in three statements by parents who choose to circumcise their son. The first is "It's a parent's right to choose to circumcise." This totally disregards that the child has any rights...
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