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#31 of 47 Old 11-15-2007, 03:16 AM
 
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This has inspired me. When and if I have another baby shower I am going to put up a "Post baby Tummy-tuck/Lipo for Mommy" tree. I wonder how many people will donate to that.
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I feel sick. :
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I'm sorry that I don't have any other helpful thing to say except a schoolyard response...
"nuh uh! You're gross!"

A circ tree - i feel sick. Seriously, I think I might go hurl.

I am sorry that your MIL is so unsupportive.
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I didn't really understand how pointless/damaging circing was until after my daughter was born. Thankfully she was a girl, because if she had been a boy, he probably would have been circumcised. I seriously thought that they just snipped off a pointless flap of skin.

All that to say-- I asked a few people about circing before I knew she was a girl, and they all just said, "Oh, yeah,everyone does it, it's no big deal." I would so have appreciated someone who actually knew what they were talking about and tried to convince me otherwise (I would have been an easy convert ) So, to the intactivists (and to the OP, if you have any influence), always explain your position-- emotional appeals probably wouldn't have gotten to me, but the medical information definitely would have (and has).

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This has inspired me. When and if I have another baby shower I am going to put up a "Post baby Tummy-tuck/Lipo for Mommy" tree. I wonder how many people will donate to that.
Judging from the Etiquette Hell website, you don't even have to wait until you are pregnant again. You could send out letters (e-mails would be better, because it wouldn't cost you anything) to everyone you have ever met grubbing for money for your cosmetic surgery.

And it's almost Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanza/Solstice season, so you can tell them to make a deposit to your special Sugery Account set up at your local cosmetic surgeon's office!
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For cripe sake a 'circ tree'. Obviously I am not alone in my disgust over that.
what's gross is asking for donations so you can mutilate your baby.

OUR DAUGHTERS ARE PROTECTED SHOULDN'T OUR SONS BE TOO! :
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Since circ'ing isn't just a snip and many complications can happen (including death and permanent disfigurement), will they take up a collection if THAT happens? Geez...that is messed up! I'm so happy you stood up and spoke your mind!

Those people need to be 'educated'. It's just sexual mutilation with no real benefits (except for the hospital via money). Sick sick sick!

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=207626

Circ doesn't work! Stop the violence of circumcison. Had another UP/UC/HB in August!
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That is horrible. My question is though which is worse, asking for money to pay to mutilate their child or giving money for said perople to be albe to mutilate their child? They are both horrible and speak volumes about our society.
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I'm with the video idea. Show her a video, force her to sit for two minutes and watch it, show her the "lost" list about what circ really removes, etc, etc.
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I feel completely digusted. What a cruel, stupid, horrific idea. :

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A CIRC TREE????????????????????????

:Puke :Puke :Puke

WHO WOULD DONATE TO THAT??????????????


great gods and goddesses, i just do not know what to say.


i say send a video of a circ to everyone who donated so they can see what they put their money into.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH HHHHHHHHHHHHH!

That was exactly my reaction!

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Since circ'ing isn't just a snip and many complications can happen (including death and permanent disfigurement), will they take up a collection if THAT happens? Geez...that is messed up! I'm so happy you stood up and spoke your mind!

Those people need to be 'educated'. It's just sexual mutilation with no real benefits (except for the hospital via money). Sick sick sick!

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=207626


That's what I was thinking. Even if I was pro-circ, I just can't get over how tacky a "circ tree" is. Soliciting money for a cosmetic unnecessary procedure (on an unconcenting infant nonetheless) is just freaking tacky.
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That's what I was thinking. Even if I was pro-circ, I just can't get over how tacky a "circ tree" is. Soliciting money for a cosmetic unnecessary procedure (on an unconcenting infant nonetheless) is just freaking tacky.
I know, why not have a "boob job" tree at your daughters 18th birthday party. If I knew my family had such a "tree" thing for me, I dont think I could ever forgive them. No matter how sorry they were later.
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Circ doesn't work! Stop the violence of circumcison. Had another UP/UC/HB in August!
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i don't even know what to say!!! a circ tree???? honestly?? who comes up with this stuff, and why oh why can't people see it for what it is? amazing. some people have no shame.

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My personal donation would be a No-Circ pamphlet.

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if i had money, i would have paid her $1000 to keep him intact.

but she probably would have done it anyway.

Or it would have HAD to be done later, for some reason. :

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