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#1 of 8 Old 11-06-2003, 12:00 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Speech was a hit. People were really interested and had a lot of questions. Of course, there was one idiot who went off on the whole,"I don't want my son looking at me in the shower one day and wondering why he's different." Yada, yada. But, I thought you'd all like to know it went well and definately made a lot of people think.

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That's Wonderful!!


Too bad about the guy with the bad circ . . .
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That's great! I think with circumcision, once you just get people to question the idea itself, that's often all it takes for them to realize how awful it really is.

Good for your husband!
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High Five! Great for you guys! I am really happy that you #1 did it... and #2 got a great response! I think the mor you talk about it, the easier it will be in the future. I hope you get lots of opportunity.

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Of course, there was one idiot who went off on the whole,"I don't want my son looking at me in the shower one day and wondering why he's different."
That one always gets me. I would so much rather have the conversation about what we learned and why we made that decision with my son than mutilate him for that reason. (not that I have a boy yet ) Plus, there is the whole argument about noses and feet not looking the same, so why worry so much about penises? So frustrating.

Sounds like a great speech. I'm always happily surprised when men take this type of issue for a classroom assignment. Just yesterday, my brother called me and asked me about breastfeeding; he's doing a paper for an anatomy/physiology class. That's so cool.

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To the whole comment about I don't want my son looking at me in the shower and wondering why we are different. My FIL is Intact and my DH is circed and until we were working out our decision for our DS my DH did not even know his dad was intact. I was the one to tell him! Obviously this was no big deal in their home because no one made it a big deal! Unfortunately they were talked into circing my DH by a Dr. His mom regrets not doing what she felt was right.

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To what age would this guy be showering with his son?

Too bad he feels so self-conscious about his anatomy. Maybe suppressed memories . . . any son is unlikely to be conducting a highly detailed inspection.

The younger male is much more likely to notice what other four or five year old boys notice about their male parent.

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What he's really thinking is he doesn't want to look at his son's penis and be reminded of what's wrong with his own.

-Alice, SAHM to dd (2001) and ds (2004) each of whom was a homebirth.jpg, who each self-weaned at 4.5 years bfolderchild.gif, who both fambedsingle2.gif'd, who were bothcd.gif, and both: novaxnocirc.gif.   Also, gd.gif, and goorganic.jpg!

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