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Old 02-20-2004, 08:08 PM
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"Queen Lizzie" did, in fact, circumcise her boys. You've got to remember they were born in the late 1940's and early 1950's and the majority of boys in England were circumcised at that time. As a matter of fact, it was a thing of the upper classes and almost all boys born of parents of means were circumcised. Circumcision of the royal family's males was started by Queen Victoria and of course, everyone wanted to emulate the royals. All of the royal family wanted William and Harry circumcised and Dianna had the guts to stand up to them and say "absolutely not!"

Prior to the 1950's, an intact penis in England was a sign of lower class status. While routine circumcision started here and migrated there, the class distinction started there and migrated here. We were still trying to find medical benefits during that time. We were both wrong but the old beliefs still persist.

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Old 02-21-2004, 12:16 PM
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It is unimaginable that parents would repeat their horrible mistake. That mother really has a few screws loose! I hope she is never blessed with another son - because she certainly doesn't deserve one!
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Old 02-23-2004, 08:17 AM
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Originally posted by mama2many
BUT the choice to decide what is best for the person is up to them AND the choice to choose needs to be protected.
Why doesn't this apply to your children?
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