Originally Posted by Daisyuk
No, she isn't starving, beating him or neglecting him. SHE CUT OFF PART OF HIS PENIS, a genital mutilation that will affect him for his entire life, so he will be forced to look and function how his mother prefers. It's just as bad as starving, beating and neglecting, especially now, where there is NO chance at all that he will grow up in ignorance of what she has taken. She took the risk that he could lose his penis completely or even die, and the chances are that he will spend his whole childhood suffering excrutiating pain from repeated attacks by his parents and/or doctors while they pull apart his adhesions. All completely unnecessary.
Why are you trying to trivialise it?
I said that I think circumcision is wrong. So we agree on that.
But I think it's petty to stop being friends w/ someone who did this. I will never view male circumcision in the same category as a truly abused child. I know you have a lot of people here who do, but I'm sorry, I just can't.
I have seen children w/ cigarette burns on their bottoms, left in the same diapers for 4 days, no food, and other really sick things. Really sick.
It's just not the same to me, and circumcising your baby, while I don't condone it and I even think it's "bad", is just not even CLOSE to being in the same category.