Originally Posted by Arduinna
You know what? IMO it does. She was informed and chose to mutilate her child anyway. She had the opportunity to learn and made a childish, heartless and callous decision for an utterly stupid reason. And I can't say what I'd really like to as it's against the UA
You know, I am pro-intact, too, and also thought it was harsh to say she's a worthless excuse for a human being.
There are worse things that a parent could do than circ a child. I've read news articles about parents who leave ecstasy, meth and other drugs in the kids' reach and the kids ingest the drugs and get very sick or die. We don't have to dig around much to find news articles about parents who murder their children. There are people who molest their own kids. Parents who beat their children. Shake their babies. Tons of stuff that, in the grand scheme of things, is worse than circumcision. I think it is just a bit of an over-reaction to label her as a worthless excuse for a human being over this. Chances are the child will still be healthy and well-loved, albeit missing a very useful part of his body.
I'd be upset to read that about my own family member, even if I were venting about her. It's one of those "I can think it and say it, but you can't" things.