I do find religious circ-ing equally as bad, but it's difficult (more difficult anyway) to ever get people to change if they do something as part of their religion. I guess it is that routine circ-ing had not even ever crossed my mind as a possibility until I read this board really.
I can't comprehend really actually how it is legal. Do you think this will ever change?
Beth, that description is grim. Routine mutilation. NICE. I can see why you want to stay with your baby if this is the kind of stuff you have to protect them from.
Claire - funny you should say you think that people pro-circ might think we are backward, when I thought, upon reading about this, that the pro-circers are the backward ones!
One of the most interesting things is that while other parts of the world, which performed circumcision fairly regularly at one point, have largely abandoned it, while doctors in the US strain to find the slimmest of advantages to continue to justify it. There are even today still people in the US who believe it must be done, that every boy on earth must have this done for some vague reason which they don't really know.