ITA Andie. I had a hard time reading it, not just emotionally or because of my anger but because she kept going off on tangents. She reminds me of a teacher I had in high school. He would start talking about something and EVERYDAY a few people in class would start asking him questions and he would go completely off topic for at least half the class.
Ok, now I have to get this off my chest because my DH just doesn't understand no circ and I don't really have anyone to vent to and this blog entry just made me sit here with my mouth in my lap from pure shock.
First off, with these 'old timers' I highly doubt with all their medical conditions causing them to be in hospitals and homes and needing cathitors the worst thing that is 'wrong' with them is that the are uncirc.
Then she starts talking about how they preformed a circ incorrectly on an adult male... now an adult males penis is a lot bigger than a childs. What would have happened if they had 'cut off too much' on a child... his penis would non existant! And she LAUGHS about screwing up the circ. How F*#&$#ed up is that?? And you want to do this to my child?
And this woman is going to find some pour babies uncirc penis and just rip the forskin. I can see it now. The mother screaming in horror as she dives for her pour son. I really hope and pray that she was refering to an older child as far as cleaning goes....
Now, about the scarring. I am sorry but my son DOES HAVE A SCAR from his circ! I have to look at that scar every time I chance his diaper. Don't tell me they don't scar! My DH ALSO has a scar from his which was also preformed as an infant. Hey at least my son will be like his daddy RIGHT?!
And anastetic.... "just incase we're wrong and the kid can actually feel it". *sigh* I won't even go further...
"If someone is against it because of religious or vanity or granola-crunching reasons, that is their prerogative" So deciding to not circ is.... what? A power trip? We personally gain something from it? Is she kidding????
I almost cried a couple of times see the kind of person who mutilated my son. It really is sad that this is how our health professionals think and learn and teach. I am sorry to the OP if I my insulting your cousin hurts you, it definitly isn't aimed and you and I am sure your cousin is a good person who is just brainwashed by the medical community.