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#31 of 33 Old 11-22-2010, 09:48 PM
 
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I think that's awesome. Hope it works!

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The other human rights issue that comes up with female circumcision is of how the procedure is performed.  Some countries use modern technology and sterile technique, but in some areas it is still very much a backwoods procedure, done with dirty instruments that lead to infection, disease, and even death without proper treatment.  Things like this make it extremely difficult to compare male circumcision in America to female circumcision in other countries.  Even the reasons the procedures are done are very different. 

 


In areas where the girls are circed using dirty instruments, the boys are also circed using dirty instruments.  (Virtually ALL cultures that cut their females also cut their males.)  But parents generally want what is best for their child(ren), and if they can afford it and if they have access to it, parents will choose a more modern and clean procedure.

 

But I've only rarely heard anyone decry the male circs done in backwoods ways. 

 

I think that both female and male circ should be evaluated with the same standards. If the issue is dirty instruments, then let's object to ALL circs done with dirty instruments, male or female.  If the issue is reduction of sexual feeling and damage done to the sexual organs, then let's object to ALL genital cutting that causes damage, male or female (and ritual "nicks" that don't cause much if any damage should be treated the same whether the victim is male or female).  If the issue is unnecessary pain to a child, then it shouldn't matter if the person feeling the pain is male or female.  And if the issue is bodily integrity and consent, then ALL genital cutting of minors should be treated the same, male or female.

 

ETA:  kythe, I know you don't support circ, and I'm probably preaching to the choir here.  I just wanted to point out that boys get cut using dirty instruments, too.  And that the public seems very hypocritical in the way they look at male circ vs female circ.

 


 


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But I've only rarely heard anyone decry the male circs done in backwoods ways. 

 

I think that both female and male circ should be evaluated with the same standards. If the issue is dirty instruments, then let's object to ALL circs done with dirty instruments, male or female.  If the issue is reduction of sexual feeling and damage done to the sexual organs, then let's object to ALL genital cutting that causes damage, male or female (and ritual "nicks" that don't cause much if any damage should be treated the same whether the victim is male or female).  If the issue is unnecessary pain to a child, then it shouldn't matter if the person feeling the pain is male or female.  And if the issue is bodily integrity and consent, then ALL genital cutting of minors should be treated the same, male or female.

 

ETA:  kythe, I know you don't support circ, and I'm probably preaching to the choir here.  I just wanted to point out that boys get cut using dirty instruments, too.  And that the public seems very hypocritical in the way they look at male circ vs female circ.

 


 


Where is the hand clapping smiley when you need it???  Seriously, Ann-Marita makes really good points, and while I also think I'm preaching to the choir a bit, I think that ALL genital cutting should be scrutinized.

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