"The parents are do not want their child to be circumcised. This is not a problem until he is 12 years old, in 7th grade. Since the majority of his male friends are circumcised, he desires circumcision."
Sigh. I don't get it. Why don't they see the problem isn't that he wasn't circed, but that he wasn't taught to love himself and to be proud of who he is instead of trying to be like everyone else?
calls them a "social emergency"
totally rejects the platform of the ISNA...
1) your son will be misreable later if you make this descission
2) do now because it is cheaper while they are newborns.
The truest answer to violence is love. The truest answer to death is life. The only prevention for violence is for the heart to have no violence within it. We cannot prevent evil through any system devised by mankind. But we can grapple with evil and defeat it, but only with love—real love.
|However, the parents are distraught when they learn their medical insurance will not pay the $3,000 bill for this "cosmetic" procedure|
I do agree I wouldn't let my 12 year old make a desicion to be circ'ed! And I wonder how in the world a 12 year old can be embarassed by that! I mean do 12 year old boys frequently show their penises off to each other? : They wouldn't even be old enough to have to have gym clothes yet!
I can't imagine a 12 year old ASKING to have the end of his penis cut off. If it was a true story, I'd be seriously concerned about this child's self image.
Single Mom to 3 (12, 17 & 21) and .
Funny how the "cures" change based on our current societal fears.
|Originally posted by Joan
I can't imagine a 12 year old ASKING to have the end of his penis cut off.
For a long time his feelings affected how I felt about circ. (I don't know if he ever did have it done), then luckily- I had a great friend in college who was uncirc.ed and an advocate (so to speak), and he influenced me more- now I figure- I truly hope that my son to be born in 12 days- yee ha! will be happy and confident with his body- but the simple fact is- he will have a choice when he gets older (just like BF did), whereas, my first son never got a say and never will . I'd rather err on the side of leaving him to make his choice, and I hope both my boys becomes intactivists