Originally Posted by thismama
nak you are assuming your idea of 'fundamental rights' has no bias, which it does.
I learned about male circumcision 1999 when I met a man from Israel - his circ had gone so badly wrong he could not have kids.I was shocked to hear that something like that happened in this world but did not really get into the whole thing. Shortly after that I moved to USA and the poop hit the fan...I learned about RIC and started to really study the issue.
I am against MGM&FGM no matter who does it or why. So..I am anti-pagan,anti-semite,anti-muslim,anti-aboriginal,anti-american, anti-pacificnative people - and so on.
As far as adult circ...could not care less, chop it all away.
I am also against spanking, no matter who does it - I guess I am biased in that too? After all I am speaking against religious tradition. So let's ad that too. I am anti-evangelic christian too.
Circumcision intervenes in the sexual integrity of a male child causing a permanent change in organisms and has consequences pertaining to both health and quality of life.
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child demands that the States Parties shall take all effective and appropriate measures with a view to abolishing traditional practices prejudicial to the health of children.
MGM is a traditional practise that kills boys every year.
Yet because it is practised by two major world religions no one dares to touch the subject . And we see the reason for it right here on this thread.
I firmly believe that children deserve religious freedom too. And right to their whole body. Every.Single.Child.
If that is bias, then I am happily biased.