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#1 of 6 Old 10-25-2010, 06:46 PM - Thread Starter
 
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So, I have three girls. I am pg. with our fourth and final.....girl! However, whenever I talk to other pg. women, I always bring up circ'ing. I give reasons not to do it....yet being the mother of girls, I am labeled a freak! One mom went so far as to call me a pedophile because I "was interested in her son's penis!" Why can't I be concerned about the genital mutilation that happens to our nation's boys? I thought any cause needs people to bring it into the light?

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Aww yay, you're raising 4 girls that will grow up and think that MY son is not a freak! And yes, unfortunately it's very taboo to talk about apparently. I've tried so many times and it always ends up smacking me in the face... so I just state that I don't agree with it and only expand if someone asks me to. It's horrible that people still think this is an acceptable practice and shouldn't be talked about... but you are doing SO much just by raising your girls to believe that our men should be whole So for that, thank you!!

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Maybe it's the way you bring it up that gets them defensive.

Maybe just mention if you had a boy you wouldn't have circ'ed him and leave it like that those people would go oh really and maybe ask questions but you never know.

I say it's good that your sharing info and there will be future mothers that will stand up to their circ'ed hubby to say no plus they will be not shallow of the foreskin.
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I was considered "weird" for even thinking about circ before actually giving birth.. "Why do you care, you don't even know what you are having" Guess most people like to bury their heads in the sand until the decision bites them on the butt.
Luckily Im the "weird one" now with everything so people have just stopped asking me parenting questions. They know they don't want to know my answer.

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Aww yay, you're raising 4 girls that will grow up and think that MY son is not a freak!
Yeah There will be women in the world who won't wonder what's "wrong" with my son!

Honestly, (and this is the weakest argument, but stay with me) if anything, as women we shouldn't be concerned with circ or intact. We don't have penises, so we shouldn't have opinions on what to do with them.

Like I said, weak. Just like why a mom of girls can't think/talk about circ.

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The measure of s society is how they treat their weakest - the young and the elderly. As a member of the human race, you have a valid concern in the care of both all youth and elderly. Pull that line of reasoning out on them and see what they say!

Also, circumcision is a woman's issue as circumcision has negative sexual impacts upon the man AND his partner(s) - if he's heterosexual, that would inclued you and your daughters (assuming they are heterosexual - not to get too mixed up in the complexities that are human attraction and sexuality).

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