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Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   Yesterday, 10:44 PM
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Its funny, westerners denounce FGM for some many...

Its funny, westerners denounce FGM for some many reasons, but like you say its all reprehensible but for reasons never brought up Americas. The act of forcibly mutilating another human is...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   Yesterday, 12:36 AM
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Kubo: Great movie for boys to learn about the cultural complexity of circumcision

Yes, I am talking about "Kubo and the Two Strings"

*EDIT- I think the most troubling thing about admitting what circumcision is for males is it feels like it weakens us. One defining...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-15-2017, 11:06 PM
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Its healing to hear a woman say male and female...

Its healing to hear a woman say male and female circumcision is comparable. I have had too many discussions with woman and girls who were offended I would even dare compare the two. Circumcision is...
Forum: Intact Care   01-11-2017, 10:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,801
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And its something they tend to do with boys more...

And its something they tend to do with boys more so than girls. A prime example of this is that there is equivalent hypospadias developmental disorder that effects baby girls but there ISNT an...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-11-2017, 10:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 701
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I am not telling you what you should or shouldn't...

I am not telling you what you should or shouldn't hate. (Although generally most of modern culture looks down a bit on blind hate...) But please don't confuse acknowledging of complexity of a...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-10-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 13
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Its sentences like this coming from you that...

Its sentences like this coming from you that makes me think your opinion here is more based on hate. The fact you FEEL distaste or disgust when you find out someones religious background, thats a...
Forum: Intact Care   01-08-2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,801
Posted By perspective
The decision to have surgery performed on a...

The decision to have surgery performed on a infant's genitals is a complex one because its such an incredibly personal area of the body. Ideally it would be best not to perform any kind of surgery...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-08-2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 701
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As they say in that episode of that sitcom...

As they say in that episode of that sitcom "Community" when Chevy Chase's character (a friendly but slightly racist character says "jew" the response is "use the full word"- Jewish.

My family is...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-08-2017, 12:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By perspective
Judaism and the people who practice it are far...

Judaism and the people who practice it are far more complex than you give them credit to be. But my POINT was that none of that really matters as if you are looking for indicators on Trumps stance on...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-06-2017, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By perspective
Yeah, you don't have to have a son to be an...

Yeah, you don't have to have a son to be an intactivist. you just have to be a human that values other humans basic human rights. There are countries where even internet connection is being labeled a...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-06-2017, 11:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 701
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Well not necessarily. I have a two friends who...

Well not necessarily. I have a two friends who are Jewish men who are STRONGLY anti-circumcision and yet still very much involved in their cultural, and OTHER traditions. I have only talked to one...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-04-2017, 12:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
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I get the sentiment, but it comes off a bit...

I get the sentiment, but it comes off a bit deeming when you clump tail docking in the same category as infant circumcision.
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-03-2017, 12:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By perspective
I remember being 15 and at a friends house...

I remember being 15 and at a friends house playing video games. It was shortly after I started realizing that I wasn't alone in feeling the way I did for as long as I can remember about what was done...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-01-2017, 10:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,348
Posted By perspective
From everything you said, you wouldn't be...

From everything you said, you wouldn't be breaking up with this woman because of circumcision. You would be breaking up with her because she lacks empathy, body shames you, doesn't show respect for...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   12-29-2016, 11:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,348
Posted By perspective
Either you are a troll, or (no offense) you don't...

Either you are a troll, or (no offense) you don't have enough respect for yourself. I have had friends who let their partner walk all over them, control them, bend to their will, and use them as a...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   12-28-2016, 10:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,062
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This really is the problem in the end. Unlike...

This really is the problem in the end. Unlike with girls, with boys doctors in most of the English speaking world have a Victorian perspective on practicing medicine when it comes to their genitals....
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   12-22-2016, 11:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,062
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Wow thats an interesting link! My friend from...

Wow thats an interesting link! My friend from college grew up in Australia in the 90's. Its crazy, its like you two are from different countries! I think I would be even more bitter about the circ...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   12-21-2016, 10:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,348
Posted By perspective
I know your decision to leave it up to your...

I know your decision to leave it up to your husband, is a decision that entirely comes from the love, respect, and trust you have in him. Obviously he would want to do whats best for his son. But...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   12-21-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,062
Posted By perspective
Interesting, maybe its different in different...

Interesting, maybe its different in different parts of Australia. I have a friend in college from Australia and he said about 30% of the guys in his gym class were cut, and it was a very talked about...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   12-21-2016, 10:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,062
Posted By perspective
It can be quite hard sometimes, especially...

It can be quite hard sometimes, especially because I am a male and I was forcibly modified or mutilated (a term I don't like to use because it feels like its verging on the side of body shaming, and...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   12-20-2016, 10:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,062
Posted By perspective
I do not fault you for attempting to be...

I do not fault you for attempting to be supportive to other users on here. Thats always a great thing!! But its also true that in communities like this is where its important to be critical of each...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   12-19-2016, 11:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,062
Posted By perspective
If you agree that the discussion was already...

If you agree that the discussion was already resolved after my response to her, why didn't you just "put it aside" instead of responding?

Its because you disagree with my perspective on her...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   12-19-2016, 12:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,062
Posted By perspective
I agree to everything you are saying in terms of...

I agree to everything you are saying in terms of tactics of reducing circumcisions through information. But the other side of this is changing the way people think, is changing the way we all speak...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   12-18-2016, 11:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,062
Posted By perspective
Sorry, I probably over reacted in my response to...

Sorry, I probably over reacted in my response to you. But just earlier in this thread you were involved in the discussion on the importance and power in word use in relation to "uncut" vs "intact"....
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   12-16-2016, 09:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,062
Posted By perspective
Doing behind the backs of the boys and men that...

Doing behind the backs of the boys and men that are being profited off their forcibly removed body parts is horrible. Its not the parents bodies, they have no right to claim offense to how its been...
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