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They took before and after pics

post #1 of 37
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My dh's cousin took before and after pics of his ds's circ.
How are they going to present this picture?
"Here son. This is a picture of what we had cut off of you for no good reason." : :Puke
post #2 of 37
That is positively sick and abhorrent.
post #3 of 37
That's really sick! Other than that, I'm speechless.
post #4 of 37
Bizarre.
post #5 of 37
:Puke
post #6 of 37
:Puke

That is utterly horrifying and disgusting.
post #7 of 37
That is just weird. What on earth are they thinking?
post #8 of 37
eeeewwwww :
post #9 of 37
Very strange, very odd.

Very, very sad.

~Nay “The Intactavist Doula” : my little booby bandito, Antonin

I love my super supportive DH Our kitties!
post #10 of 37
Are they planning on making a quick fortune sueing the doctors at some future time? Find any fingers in your chili lately?
post #11 of 37
My dh has a *circ* photo album.I assume that his culture typically does this.I was horrified when MIL brought it out to proudly display.All I could manage to say was," I'll never do this if I have a boy."

I wish I would have said," Look at your poor sons(fraternal twin boys) at the tender age of 5,(pointing to the moment of the cut) he(and I) lost normal sexual relations forever right at that very moment. You took that away from US. Was it worth it? Do you still think you have a right to do that to a child and his/her future partner? Shame on you if you answer yes."

I can say it now,but it doesn't have the same impact.

Some people get off big time with cutting.I wonder if this baby boy will ever see those pictures.By that time he will be conditioned to think his cut penis is cleaner and healthier.
post #12 of 37
Oh I'm quite sure the pics will be pulled out and shown to him so he can see how "ugly" his little intact penis was, and how much better his circed penis looks. And maybe they'll even point out how little skin was removed to justify their position.
post #13 of 37
Wow, that's really disgusting. I just can't understand that state of mind at all.
post #14 of 37
OT--

my older son is circ. (younger intact). I have a couple of pictures where you can see his penis precirc. While the pictures make me sad about my regretable choice I am happy that exist. I don't know if that makes any sense.
post #15 of 37
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Originally Posted by mnnice
OT--

my older son is circ. (younger intact). I have a couple of pictures where you can see his penis precirc. While the pictures make me sad about my regretable choice I am happy that exist. I don't know if that makes any sense.

I think this is common. I know I have tons of pictures of my kids taken in the delivery room and in a lot of the shots they don't have any clothes on yet. It's not like you are specifically photographing the genital area. I do think it is extremely inappropriate to take before/after shots of a circ though. Intentionally taking pictures of your child's genital area just seems creepy. I don't have a problem with things like bathtub pictures.
post #16 of 37
Taking pics of a child's genitals for the express purpose of taking pictures of their genitals is just wrong. I have delivery room and infant pictures of dd in which she is unclothed as an infant, but they were obviously not taken for the purpose of showing her private parts! This sickens me, I'm also surprised that anyone is willing to print this sort of thing as I have heard of people getting in trouble for just taking the standard "naked toddler in the bath" pics that I have from my own childhood.
post #17 of 37
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Originally Posted by Minky
Taking pics of a child's genitals for the express purpose of taking pictures of their genitals is just wrong. I have delivery room and infant pictures of dd in which she is unclothed as an infant, but they were obviously not taken for the purpose of showing her private parts! This sickens me, I'm also surprised that anyone is willing to print this sort of thing as I have heard of people getting in trouble for just taking the standard "naked toddler in the bath" pics that I have from my own childhood.
I just don't agree with you completely. I think that much of the reason why circumcision has been allowed to flourish so many years in our country is exactly because of what you're saying--basically genitals are something to be hidden away, never seen, or mentioned. They "sicken" people to the point that it's much easier to ignore them, and that means also ignoring how so many newborn boys are needlessly tortured in our country.

The penis, scrotum, perineum, anus, vulva, clitoris--those body parts people just can bring themselves to whisper--let alone say outloud. They are just another body part. There is nothing dirty or shameful about them. I think that until people are comfortable talking about the genitals like they would an arm or leg we will never see circumcision completely gone from this country.

I'm not picking on you, in fact this post isn't about you at all, so please don't get offensive. I just think this is a subject that needs to be addressed among most people.

~Nay “The Intactavist Doula” : my little booby bandito, Antonin

I love my super supportive DH Our kitties!
post #18 of 37
I just wanted to mention when I worked in the hospital birth center, I remember one dad INSISTING on taking before and after photos. He seemed to think the whole ordeal was quite humorous. Another young couple followed along to the circ room and ran back for the video camera... @@ People never fail to amaze (and disgust) me.

Jen
post #19 of 37

uhg

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Originally Posted by sunflower_mommy
I just wanted to mention when I worked in the hospital birth center, I remember one dad INSISTING on taking before and after photos. He seemed to think the whole ordeal was quite humorous. Another young couple followed along to the circ room and ran back for the video camera... @@ People never fail to amaze (and disgust) me.

Jen
Finding humor in deliberately hurting a newborn really is disgusting. I wouldn't have been able to keep my temper in check as I told him what an awful person he is.

~Nay “The Intactavist Doula” : my little booby bandito, Antonin

I love my super supportive DH Our kitties!
post #20 of 37
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Originally Posted by AntoninBeGonin
I just don't agree with you completely. I think that much of the reason why circumcision has been allowed to flourish so many years in our country is exactly because of what you're saying--basically genitals are something to be hidden away, never seen, or mentioned. They "sicken" people to the point that it's much easier to ignore them, and that means also ignoring how so many newborn boys are needlessly tortured in our country.

The penis, scrotum, perineum, anus, vulva, clitoris--those body parts people just can bring themselves to whisper--let alone say outloud. They are just another body part. There is nothing dirty or shameful about them. I think that until people are comfortable talking about the genitals like they would an arm or leg we will never see circumcision completely gone from this country.

I'm not picking on you, in fact this post isn't about you at all, so please don't get offensive. I just think this is a subject that needs to be addressed among most people.

~Nay “The Intactavist Doula” : my little booby bandito, Antonin

I love my super supportive DH Our kitties!
What I meant about the picutures was they could fall into a real sicko's hands esp. if they get on the internet.

Theres nothing wrong with nudity. I don't think people should be sicked out by seeing a little boy or little girl running in the yard naked, playing in the sprinkler. I think that sort of thing would raise awareness about there being many uncut little guys out there.

I have "naked baby in the bath" and naked delivery room pics. I even have a few of dd where she has stripped her clothes off and is running round the house with her blanky on like a cape. I would never put those on the net but yes when family and friends come over dd will point out the "bare bottom" pic if we are sharing baby photos.

I am a bit paranoid about all the real sickos out there who get off on looking at little kids' parts which is why I would think a pic focusing on a child's genetalia would be rejected by the photo store and authorities notified. Nothing I've ever taken of my dd focuses on her private parts even if they happen to be in the picture.
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