Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Northwest suburbs, Illinois.
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I think you did great in the situation.
However, I think that if someone is in a similar situation and they have already decided they are going to completely cut ties with those people, then if they are comfortable they should definitely tell them in very specific terms what they think of circumcision, and what they think of people who ridicule the pain of infants going through circumcision. I think a few more people need to hear that this practice is horrible and digusting, and that a large number of their friends and family are completely offput by it. Peer opinion is a very strong thing, even among adults, and if these people who think circumcision is a big joke can hear how we really feel, then the idea that circumcision is not a joke, or a parents choice might get through to them.
Go out with a bang, you know? If you plan to never see them again, give them a huge piece of your mind. Just stop short of slander or assault, so like don't threaten them bodily or call them really mean words. (Even though you might want to.)
I want to emphasize that I am not talking about showing anger to regretful parents. In my opinion, there is not even a comparison between parents who were doing their best, chose circ, and then regretted it, and parents who knew from the start there is no reason to do it, and that they put their newborn through a risky surgery just for looks. I would never give my true opinion of circumcision to an already regretful parent.
Reneé, 34 year old mom to Antonin 8/04
and Arianna 9/06
(6 weeks) 5/08. Married to Matt since 6/03
. Expecting another sweet little baby April 2015.