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.