Now, when it registered what was going on, I felt physically ill. My heart started to race and my hair stood on end.(back of my neck sort of thing) Later that same night, I was watching maternity ward(yes, I like medical shows) and it showed the beginning of a Bris ceremony. They had the sister of the baby(maybe 8 years old) carry the baby into the room. That was all I could stand to see, I had to leave the room and then my dh was happy to change it to football.
Does anyone else have such a strong reaction to things like this? I mean I know I am passionate about the issue but is this normal?
Well, I guess I know why I don't watch a heck of a lot of T.V.
Take care and thanks for listening.
There are many men who recognise the harm of what was done to them who can not even bring themselves to say the WORD circumcision. They can not speak it outloud becuause they have such an extreme feeling.
I can bring myself to say it, but I hate it. I want to rinse my mouth out with bleach. it feels like a serpent slithered out. I hate that word. the sharp ssss hits twice- like two sweeping cuts. I don't know how to spell it, but the word meaning that the name sounds like the thing- like clickety clack, or tick tock, clip clop... to me, the WORD circumcision is the same as circumcision... the word sounds like how I imagine a scalpel in genital flesh sounds and I detest it with the same ferocity.
onomatopoeia: (on-no-mat-o-pee-ya) The formation or putting together of words to resemble the sounds made by the thing signified, as buzz
Just in case you wanted to know and really cared. (Pardon me while I show off my vocabulary)
THIS SITE HAS DISTURBING PHOTOS
Here is a site worth looking at http://xtulepinoy.tripod.com/
Philippine Doctor Joson is fighting to stop routine male circumcision
in the Philippines.
More and more doctors are joining in the campaign to stop this evil
preatice, which causes deaths, physical and mental injuries.
The difference is that in these other countries, the victim remembers when it was done and why it was done. They usually had at least some part in it and see significance in the procedure. This is certainly not true in the US brand of circumcision. I believe this difference may make it easier to wipe it out in the US as it has been mostly wiped out in Canada, England, Australia and New Zealand. I suspect it will survive generations in those countries that do it for religious significance.
ETA: the Peace Corps wasn't pushing these, it was something that people were going to do anyway.
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|Originally posted by merpk
Frank, just being technical: "Isreal" doesn't circumcise anyone. Jews who live in Israel perform the "ritual" of bris milah.
There are some there who don't, as well.
You understood what I was saying. To phrase it the way I did was simply a convention of speach, verbal shorthand to avoid becoming overly verbose. America still circumcises a majority of it's males but eveyone here knows that The United States government circumcises no one. What are you trying to do?
The photos were pretty graphic, but worth checking out. I could not take seeing these images however. I have a friend who was a medical assistant in a peds office and assisted in routine circumcision. She had no problems with it and told me that the babies did not cry much because it happens so fast. Yah OK. In my moms group the Jewish families all circumcisize their sons. They tell me that if there is not a religious reason then there should be no circumcision.
Those things are all pretty much oposite to the situation in the US- the pressure from the hospital to consent to the operation, the insurance coverage. The circing of the baby in the hospital right after birth.
Just some *facts* for everyone. Coming from an actual citizen of the country being discussed.
And my experience is the same as BB's, BTW, though I gave birth in American hospitals: Never once did any doctor, nurse, or hospital staff even mention circumcision to me or my husband or any member of my family.
Why do sisters eat fattening things like cheesecake when they get together? Is it a bonding thing?
You - or your parents - wouldn't happen to be of European descent? (Everyone knows the BEST cheesecake is NOT found at the local grocery store.)
My dh and my bil both went to scout camp the same week, so I took a week of vacation to my girls and I could hang out with my sis and her daughters. I think we each gained 5 pounds that week - and we are definetly bonded!
My dh and my bil both went to scout camp the same week, so I took a week of vacation so my girls and I could hang out with my sis and her daughters. I think we each gained 5 pounds that week - and we are definetely bonded!
In triage: while filling out my computer file, nurse asked
PP: nurse asked what we were doing
then the sub ped, the sub ob gyn, the LC and a nurse complimented us on our choice! (they saw it on our chart)
IMHO, Great Connoisseurs of wonders of the palate such as cheesecake have been influenced by one!
Five pounds . . . I don't know . . .
Six-to-eight pounds definitely constitutes bonding. :LOL
What are the circ customs in your family? The males in my side of the family are NOT circ'ed.
callumsmom2001 - sorry for the offtopicbanter. I stopped watching tv in June and can't seem to go back for the reasons you are presenting.
No males in my family have been circ'd, I'm happy to say! My mom's family came over from Denmark - my dad's side came from Wales in the 1600's so they've been here awhile, lol...but all of superior intelligence and empathy obviously
My dh's family circ's , but he's broken the cycle with our 4 boys!
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