Yeah! What about clip earrings? I don't know how easy they are to find but it might be a good way to gauge her interest in earrings.
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10/22/03 at 5:39pm
|Why is it OK for infant girls to have their ears pierced (ritual mutilation) for religious or cultural reasons and not OK for infant boys to be circumcised for the same reasons???|
|Originally posted by Lucysmama
I think most people have done something at one time or another for cultural/religious/ethnic reasons.
|Originally posted by Devrock
. With all due respect, the dumb traditions need to be rejected. We can progress as a society. One of the great benefits of living in a pluralistic society such as the US is that we can pick and choose from all the different traditions, keeping the good ones, and discarding the bad.
|Originally posted by faerybugmady
My apologies to everyone. My original post had stated that I did not want a debate because I had anticipated this causing a circumcision debate. I won't share my opinion to further incite debate but I will update everyone with the fact that I have decided to wait on the ear piercing. I know she does want them and I believe that she understands that there is pain involved(we've talked about it quite a bit) but I have decided not to do it. As a person with earrings and a pierced eyebrow, I'm obviously not against piercings done by a reputable and knowledgeable piercer but I have decided against it for my 3 year old daughter. I liked a previous poster's idea of getting her some small clip-on earrings and am heading to Target today to buy some to put in her Christmas stocking. Thank you for everyone's opinions and please accept my apologies for inadvertently starting a debate on cosmetic altering of the body.
|Originally posted by USAmma
:LOL Was that pun intended?
|Originally posted by Mom4tot
But personally, I always cringe when I go by a place in the mall and see a calm baby start crying from the procedure.