When I came to MDC I had already made my decision not to circ a son if I had one, but was still in the process of learning about theh whole thing. The main thing that struck me about MDC and I guess helped solidify my decision was the fact that this isn't a debate board (like the boards on other websites), it was an only pro-intact (anti circ) board. I thought to myself "Wow, there's an entire group of people that think it's not ok under any circumstances to do this, not just a few people here and there but an entire group
of them, and they think it should be illegal, etc etc". Something about that made me look at things from another perspective. I already thought RIC was horrible, etc, but the fact that anti-RIC might be an organized "movement" was new to me. In addition to that, I thought that some people were possibly overdoing it a bit on the whole mutilation, abuse, fgm aspect of things, but I could see where they were coming from and understood that activists might look at things from a more...."intense" point of view than just a regular ole' person like yours truly.
Course, now I'm one of those "intense" people