I emeriled mine as well. BAM!
Originally Posted by mamasophy
I didn't see any smilies that focused on intactness rather than no circ.
Originally Posted by paquerette
I changed mine recently. I just watched The Secret the other day.
I was actually thinking about bringing that up here. We all need to focus more on intactness and less on being anti-circ, kwim?
While I agree that the focus SHOULD be on integrity and intact rather than not doing something else. I don't think that the terms intact and genital integrity will catch a potential circumcizers eye the way the word circumcize will.
Someone who comes to this board and is new to the MDC philosophy and ideas in general, probably is being assaulted by a lot of new ideas and they will naturally brush off most to focus on one or two at first. Since to me, I could see someone not knowing anything about circ thinking the term genital integrity might be aimed at female circ, could be a rant against epsiotomy, who knows, maybe just some hippy granola love your body thing, etc. - I see these people just mentally brushing the term aside, focusing on other seemingly more important issues. Intact seems so generic it could refer to so many things as well I also think the ribbons are so overdone that they don't mean anything anymore. I can't remember what 50 different colored ribbons mean and I certainly don't look at them and say 'Oh, that's a color I've never seen before, let me investigate', etc.
I like the NO CIRC banners the best because its really clear to someone new to the issue that its an issue related to a decision they have to make. Most pregnant women at least have heard OF circucision, even if they haven't thought about it much and I personally think it calls a lot more attention to the issue that way.