I am very sorry for that poor sweet baby boy.
: I wish I didn't have to keep hearing about babies being cut like this. It breaks my heart, and I hug my little ones closer.
I have been lucky: I have no friends who circumcised their sons. I honestly do not know what I would do if that happened. I honestly would find it very difficult to remain friends with someone who did such a horrendous thing to their own baby. But right now I am not going to sit around angrily discussing what I would
do if I were to be in that predicament, and judging and making war on others who say might still keep that friend if they were in that predicament.
I remember once someone was angrily telling me that they were annoyed with someone because although they left their baby boy intact, they didn't do it for the "right reasons" and didn't know just how monstrous circumcision is. I do very firmly believe that everyone needs to be educated about the horrors of genital mutilation. But I was surprised that instead of celebrating that another baby was healthfully intact, this person was still choosing to be angry and find fault with the situation.
I am surprised at the attacking going on here among mamas who all believe the same thing: that circumcision is horrific, abusive, and leaves lifelong physical and emotional trauma to children. We are all mamas who are protecting our children from it, and doing our best to protect others.
I agree that circumcision is very serious, it is most definitely abuse, and is something to be very angry about. I am angry about circumcision. But this "which is worse" argument is just so unnecessary, and it is unproductive to be angry at other mamas who are so obviously against circumcision too.