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.
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