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post #21 of 106
wonderful!! can't wait to see it!
post #22 of 106
Hey, I am in FL...for what newspaper is this coming out?
post #23 of 106
Good luck "only boys". Based on your good sense of humor, your quick and intelligent comments & your thoughtful way of preparing....

YOU'LL DO GREAT!

Maybe you will even pursuade him that male genitals are just as worthy of respect as female genitals are. That's a big leap for most people to make in their mind.
post #24 of 106
So proud to have you speaking up for us and the sweet children of the world

on the Lunchables!
post #25 of 106
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Originally Posted by phatchristy View Post
Hey, I am in FL...for what newspaper is this coming out?
The Lakeland Ledger.
post #26 of 106
: @ lunchables! I have done so much research for a friend preggers with a boy, but I still don't feel like I could give a thoughtful interview. Thanks for doing this!
post #27 of 106
Thread Starter 
It's coming out tomorrow morning!

I'll post the link as soon as I have it!

post #28 of 106
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It's coming out tomorrow morning!

I'll post the link as soon as I have it!

GREAT! LOOKING FORWARD!
post #29 of 106
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post #30 of 106
Congrats!

ETA: Link to the article if you can so we can see it!

EATA: Good call on the "mainstream" look. You are serving as a role model, and people want someone they can easily relate to. WTG!
post #31 of 106


I haven't even finished reading it yet but THIS MADE ME SO HAPPY!

Quote:
Health experts say immigration from Latin American and Asian countries, where circumcision is not a cultural custom, has contributed to the decline. But the statistics suggest a rise in the number of white, native-born parents, like Mann and her husband, Curtis Romey, who have decided to go against the norm.
(I went to the paper's homepage, btw, and didn't see a link but clicked on the "more health stories" link and scrolled down.)

The title of the article is "More Parents Loathe Circumcision."

I'm sorry to jump in before onlyboys updated but had to cheer as I was reading. I'll let you post the direct link, Amanda. I can't wait to get back and finish my read!! So far, this is everything the other articles covering the circ rate's drop have not been. Congratulations! And thanks for being in the right place at the right time, as well as being willing and articulate! Woo-hoo!
post #32 of 106
Thread Starter 
Link! Link! Link!

http://www.theledger.com/article/200...NEWS/707080331



By the way, no armpits showing, right?
post #33 of 106
Great job onlyboys! You were very articulate in the video!

I wish the writer was a llllllittle bit more on our side but he did a good job for the most part of getting both sides.

That dumb lady Tabitha Richardson pissed me off though. How on earth is a bleeding, open wound easier to clean than an intact penis? What a warped mind.
post #34 of 106
What a cute picture!

Everyone should email the writer and thank him for the story, and gently give him feedback.

Onlyboys, did the reporter get this correct about you?

"Both said they respect the decisions of any parents who consider the matter carefully."

Meaning you are ok with it if a parent chooses circ?
post #35 of 106
Good job Onlyboys! You look great!

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Originally Posted by Papai View Post
I wish the writer was a llllllittle bit more on our side but he did a good job for the most part of getting both sides.

That dumb lady Tabitha Richardson pissed me off though. How on earth is a bleeding, open wound easier to clean than an intact penis? What a warped mind.
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post #36 of 106
I grew up in Polk - jr. high and high school in Bartow. Nice interview!
post #37 of 106
great job! i wish though that people would simply stop quoting that idiotic crap about easier to clean and "infections". if people see those words in print it reinforces the idea, however false it may be (or rather IS).

thanks for doing this!
post #38 of 106
Amanda - I just LOVE that picture of you and the boys. But John looked through the entire paper to see if he could find Zain. He needs a Zain-fix!

You can request a professional printing of that picture, btw. I have one of Emma and I from a Ledger article when she was about 2 or so.
post #39 of 106
The picture is adorable.

Note: I could only see it when I chose the 'printer friendly' version.

Also, how do I view the video others mentioned?

Jen
post #40 of 106
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone!

I'm feeling a bit exposed right now, really out there! But I'm happy that it's here and it's positive. I was having nightmares about it being about how stupid and uneducated it was of me, which isn't at all true. I'm pleased overall, I think.

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Originally Posted by A&A View Post
Onlyboys, did the reporter get this correct about you?

"Both said they respect the decisions of any parents who consider the matter carefully."

Meaning you are ok with it if a parent chooses circ?
Actually, I am. It's not popular here, and I suspected I would get questioned about it. But, truthfully, I do think that parents should get to choose on lots of things: abortion, birth control, cesarean birth, circumcision, ear piercing, nose jobs, orthodontia, human growth hormones, etc. I realize that it removes the choice from the person who SHOULD make it--the precious boy child.

Obviously, I think that people who are informed about most of things listed above will make the choice that is safest and most logical and kind. Some people don't, though. It's sad, but outlawing something that is integral to some major religions isn't something I am comfortable with.

Also, I do not believe that ostracizing a mother for bad choices helps anyone, and that EDUCATION is the key. Which is why it's an important and thorough discussion I have with my CBE students.
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