Babies and Adults prefer Intact folks!
So many good things in this discussion. What is clear, is that for someone who has been circumcised, circumcision of their
children is still a sort of primeval compulsion, regardless of how it occurred for the father initially.
-I saw this in my brother's case. I think it's terrible.
My sons are both intact,
: -I am not. I was totally Pissed when I found out people knew
600 years ago of the specific damage from circumcision.
Damage to sex, damage to the couple's love bond, chronic bickering, 5 minute sex, -for some folks these are the desired
fruits of circumcision.
My Sweetie said it should be my choice. Oh yeah? What if I am wrong? What if I am misinformed? What if I can't listen? Being male confers no special decision making privilege, or insight, actually it can detract.
I am still wounded by this.
: Post 35 was superb.
: It is spot on. This stuff is not in a part of the brain you can "voluntary access" -much as you'd like to, just to be done with it.
Anyone who's informed that would do this to their child well it makes me wonder.... Wounded? So work on it Bub! Harming your children doesn't make you feel better. -Many posters have said this, its true.
I am just repeating other's ideas. Just wanted to say thank you for post 35 especially, but all of them as well. Great healing community here.
It is women -who have the power to create life, that truly can heal us. Men tend to be destroyers, while women are creators. Envy Much? I think the world would be a better place if more boys learned to knit a pair of socks, after cleaning, carding and spinning the wool by hand. Knowing firsthand
the effort that goes into the smallest things, -ones we take for granted, might make them less likely to break things, go to war, etc. My children knit, as do I. (No socks yet!) Knitting teaches patience, counting, beauty,... whats not to like?
Let men stop their violence, -even if women have to hold their hand, or stare them down, all the way to the end. Medicine has aspects of this violence too, in the medicalization of birth, excessive hysterectomies and so on.
Question everything, but especially culture.... Mark Twain said, culture was all the prejudices you inherit by the age of 18. Some truth to that.