I have come so far on this topic! Like breastfeeding, co-sleeping, slinging, gentle discipline, etc., becoming a mommy has opened my eyes!
Growing up in my little naive sheltered world, I never even knew about circ! By the time I first saw a penis (circ'd), I thought that's what they all looked like - naturally. Then I found out about the real thing, and I was not amused. "No way would I let my baby go uncirc'd!". Then in my 30's I dated an uncirc'd guy - I didn't mind, but still thought I'd circ any sons I had.
Fast forward 10 years to being preggo with DS and the lovely world of the internet and all it's info. I researched circ, and how it was unnecessary, and the pain, and the complications, and all the nerve endings being chopped off. "No way would I let anyone circ MY son!" I shudder at the thought!! My partner didn't care, he is circ'd. He asked what to tell DS when he asks about why they are different, and I said we'll just tell him the truth. When I hear women say they circ so their sons look like their dads I want to smack them. What if the dad has blond hair and the son has brown hair? What if the dad is missing an arm? Do they amputate the son's arm? Why does a son's penis have to "look" like his dad's? I just don't get it. But then I don't get it when people name their sons "Junior" either, LOL.
Anyway, I told Daddy-O that no way are we circ'ing, and he said fine, and that was it. And he now proudly tells anyone and everyone that DS is not circ'd and why I wouldn't do it.