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Old 05-01-2009, 07:58 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Something deep inside me went weak and I remembered the pain of my own circumcision though I was just an infant. I want to take him up in my arms and hold him with all my love and compassion.
When were you circumcised and why did you do it?
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OMG how sickening

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When were you circumcised and why did you do it?
He said he was an infant.
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When I look at the image of the boy being physically held down, hands (probably family members) pinning each of his limbs, with his head arched back in a scream...it really just echoes the photos of newborns helplessly strapped to circumstraints. It's the same, regardless of the child's age or gender or place of birth.

How culture and tradition-blinded can people-parents especially-be to participate in such violation?

Who are people kidding when they try to justify it by saying, "He won't remember it?"

There is energy in every person, every thing, and every act. I'm actually more concerned about memories and trauma future adults can't identify or "name" than I am about clear memories they can more easily acknowledge and work through.
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He said he was an infant.
Yeah, I guess I thought I misunderstood him.


Haroldpapa- I don't mean to be offensive or rude (I obviously never would with a subject so close to me as this). I am circumcised as well, and with that I ask you, how is it that you can remember the pain of your circumcision? Some people have good memories, but all the way to infancy is seemingly superhuman.

And I dont say any of this to you in a mean way, because it does not matter what we remember or not. What happened to us was morally wrong, it went against our human rights. We never need to provide justification for it.
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