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post #41 of 107
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Originally Posted by Natsuki View Post
Honestly, I find that line of thinking offensive. I don't use my signature to promote my personal beliefs or convictions. I celebrate Christmas, go to church regularly, and my son is intact (the first male in several generations on both sides of the family).

It really isn't my place to make assumptions and judgements about others' decisions based on signatures. If you want yours to proclaim your beliefs to the MDC community - great!

My signature is there b/c my DS likes the animated smilies and I picked ones that were cute. We don't even have a dog but he loves that one so I leave it on there.
I have to agree with this. My DS isn't intact (very regretfully), but if he were, I don't think I'd put it in my sig...
post #42 of 107
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Originally Posted by fruitful womb View Post
I wondered that too. I like to think every MDC family opposes circumcision. Sadly a few don't. When I don't see a nocirc smiley in the siggy, I wonder if they're the few that believe in circumcision.
I'm opposed to infant circumcision.
post #43 of 107
Mine's a tough one- my son is circumscised, but I wouldn't have if I had known better at the time. I've thought about putting something in my signature, but I've since decided not to because it's a very personal matter and I'm not sure how my son would feel about me broadcasting information about his penis one way or another every time I post, plus, I just don't have room in my signature to add anything else. : I have wondered if I've been looked down upon, especially int this particular forum because I don't add something to my signature, but it's not something I'm comfortable with. If I need to say something about circumscision, I'll post it in an individual post.
post #44 of 107
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Originally Posted by MCatLvrMom2A&X View Post
Actually we do have the Genital Intergrity ribbon :
But that ribbon also stands for several other situations/issues as well.
post #45 of 107

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Originally Posted by jessjgh1 View Post
But that ribbon also stands for several other situations/issues as well.




: what else does it stand for?
post #46 of 107
If you mouse on top of it and it will tell you, but I will make it easy for you

Pg and infant loss, SIDS, male breast cancer & genital integrity.

You can always put G.I next to it
post #47 of 107
Wow. I can't believe people really think about it that much.

Circ is just not a big issue for some people. I don't expect everyone to take a public stance on issues that I am passionate about, yk? It just seems kind of odd to dwell on something like this. I wouldn't circ, but I also don't feel the need to shout about it from the rooftops either.
post #48 of 107
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Originally Posted by mamajama View Post
two intact kids here . I just find that the smilies are kinda limiting. Circumcision is just not a huge issue to us and there's so many other things I would say about my kids besides what their body's look like yk?
yeah, this. totally. my son is intact, but activism wise, i kind of feel like i have bigger fish to fry, so to speak. also, i noticed here on MDC, there is an entire forum regarding circ, so it's basically preaching to the choir, no?

the other day i actually had a complete stranger ask me about the status of my son's foreskin. there is a point where it really, truly is nobody's business but ours.
post #49 of 107
Not in my siggy either but I have 3 girls and 1 intact boy. I ran out of room on my siggy (only give you 8 smilies) so this is what I have for now.
post #50 of 107
The reason it is so important to me is because there are so many out there that do NOT know that circ is not required. If you ask 10 people about it. You will maybe find 1 that knows it isnt required but even that 1 person will probably tell you at least one of the myths about the foreskin. Depending on where you live and the circ rate in that area.

How come bfing is coming back? Because people have made it their mission to educate the general population about it. It can be an obsession and I try my best to not let it be but when I look around me and see little boys and grown men knowing that the odds are extremely high that they are circed it breaks my heart.

I dont think everyone needs or even should try to educate others but if I dont who will? Talking about people I see in real life not just here at mdc.



I think there are enough here on mdc that do have the no circ in their siggy that a luker/new member would have a hard time no seeing it somewere. And I am thankful to those that do have it.

I know for a FACT that there has been at least 1 baby boy saved from circ due to the no circ smiliy in someones sig. So to me that makes it important.
post #51 of 107
Even though I display other things in my siggie, anti-circ isn't one of them even though we don't circ. Not being from the US, circ-ing isn't common at all, so not actually a parenting choice usually made (ie. it's usually a given that one won't circ and difficult to find a surgeon who will).
post #52 of 107
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Originally Posted by delicious View Post
i noticed here on MDC, there is an entire forum regarding circ, so it's basically preaching to the choir, no?
I don't think this is the case. Lots of mothers in DDCs have admitted they didn't bother looking into this forum, and got their boys cut anyway.

I usually turn signatures off and I don't have anything in mine, but I think my stance on this issue is obvious because this is the main forum I post in.
post #53 of 107
DS is intact and I don't have it in my siggy.
post #54 of 107
I didn't put BF or homebirth or UC or babywearing or cosleeping in my siggie, because I'm past those stages now. My kids are born, and they've all weaned from my bed and my breasts. It's just a non-issue at this point, so why put it in my siggie? It makes sense that some parents may feel the same way about circ: it's done (or not done) in infancy, so why publicise it for years?

I'd also imagine that some pre-teen and teenaged boys may NOT like having information about their penises on a public message board.
post #55 of 107
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Originally Posted by Ruthla View Post
I'd also imagine that some pre-teen and teenaged boys may NOT like having information about their penises on a public message board.
I think several people have said this several times on this thread...my son is intact, but I don't have that in my signature. I have links to two pages with information about MGM, because I think it's important to have that information out there.

Even at MDC, there are plenty of moms who circ - or moms who just haven't thought about it. Heck - I was at MDC for almost 2 years before I became a regular on this forum - it was only after the birth of my son that I really 'got it' (although I'd always vaguely thought - 'Why would anyone do that to their child?').

Anyway - all of that to say...I'm not advertising anything about my child's body in my anti-circ signature. I am stating how I feel about circumcision, and making sure there is information out there that is easily accessible for other parents at MDC who may not have thought about this issue yet.
post #56 of 107
there is too much to try to "siggy" it all ...........

intact
bf, TN, CLW
co-sleep
babywear
cloth diaper

and so on

espcially for moms who have a home birth or whatever

it becomes a laundry list, or check list of sorts ............

I personally gave up

Aimee (momma to two intact boys )
post #57 of 107
I've never had a siggie since I joined.
Leaves lots of room for assumptions, I guess.
post #58 of 107
Crap. This is painful for me.

Both my boys are circumcised.

I found MDC right before my second son was born. It saved him from vaccinations, and I had a natural(ish-in-the-hospital-but-med-free) birth because of MDC but will regret to the day I die my inability to open up and research the circ issue. I struggle with this and know it contributed to ppd.

I hate talking about this - mostly to a bunch of people here I don't know.

But since then, the people who post on MDC have really had a push to include No Circ statements in their siggies - much more than when I first came on. Maybe if I would have seen it on all these siggies when I was pregnant, just maybe....

So I guess I am going to change my sigg. Maybe it will help at least one mama to open up and reconsider her mainstream ideas. I wish I would have in time.

So there - you don't have to wonder you can now know that my little boys are circ'd. :

I'm a little afraid to do this - wondering what kind of hate mail I may get when people know I circ'd . BUt whatever, its not about me anymore.
post #59 of 107
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Originally Posted by graceomalley View Post
I don't think this is the case. Lots of mothers in DDCs have admitted they didn't bother looking into this forum, and got their boys cut anyway.

I usually turn signatures off and I don't have anything in mine, but I think my stance on this issue is obvious because this is the main forum I post in.
Agreed.
post #60 of 107
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I'm a little afraid to do this - wondering what kind of hate mail I may get when people know I circ'd . BUt whatever, its not about me anymore.


I cannot imagine anyone on these forums attacking you. You didn't know better. I blame many groups/organizations for this heinous crime, but I would never place blame on a regretful mother. She has enough to bare.

This thread has inspired me to do *something* with my siggy..
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