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Hey, there was a good <a href="http://www.salem-news.com/articles/january152008/circumsized_tk_11508.php" target="_blank">article</a> in the Salem-News. Get over there, read, and comment. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Awesome article! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/clap.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="clap"> Awesome!!!
 

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This article is a follow-up article to one that was published in the fall. That article received the most posts in history for the day, week, month, quarter, 6 months and year. In this case, it shows what intactivists can accomplish. The first article was mostly neutral and this one is very positive for us.<br><br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">This article is a follow-up article to one that was published in the fall. That article received the most posts in history for the day, week, month, quarter, 6 months and year. In this case, it shows what intactivists can accomplish. The first article was mostly neutral and this one is very positive for us.</div>
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This one was very positive for us I sincerely hope everyone will take the time to contribute their two cents, thanks to those who already have. As Phoenix Rising pointed out, the <a href="http://www.salem-news.com/articles/december072007/circumcisions_12707.php" target="_blank">previous article's</a> post count smashed all other articles in each category. Lets try and do the same for this one. BTW, the Salem-News has been very good about posting all comments so nothing will get censored; posts are delayed since they are actually read by staff before appearing. Just keep it accurate and to the point. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Wow that is a very good article!<br><br>
Its refreshing to see an article not giving the last word to the pro-MGM side.<br><br>
There is nothing pro-MGM in this article.<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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That was good, but I had to cringe a bit when he kept referring to AIDS as AID's. I hope that doesn't make it lose credibility to people who pay attention to that sort of thing (like me, <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> but I don't need convincing.)
 

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How great to have that info and viewpoint in a mainstream paper!<br><br>
Now, if only it hadn't been so poorly written... I felt the need to grab a red pencil!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">How great to have that info and viewpoint in a mainstream paper!<br><br>
Now, if only it hadn't been so poorly written... I felt the need to grab a red pencil!</div>
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Well where in heck would you even start? It reads like Mandarin was fed thru a computer translater....LOL!!!
 

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I just wanted to bump this for two reasons, first to make sure everyone saw it but more importantly the author provided part of his motivation for writing the article in the comments.<br><br>
"Tim King January 20, 2008 2:06 pm (Pacific time)<br><br>
I greatly appreciate the comments here, and I will point out again that we have implemented a new program for comments and it means debasing and personally insulting comments are out and intelligent speech and mature dialog are in. We have always had hopes and dreams tied to this site and I want people to look at it as a positive place to visit.<br><br>
I asked Dr. Phil Leveque about this yesterday, knowing that he has performed more than his fair share of most medical procedures over the years. I need to ask him the name of it again, but there is a specific tool that is used to perform circumcision. Also for the record, doctors do not use an anesthetic on an infant before cutting the foreskin; they feel it as we would feel it today and it is indeed their life's first experience. The tool doctors use is placed around the penis and it pushes down to make the foreskin catch between the device's cutting blades. Leveque says it is tricky even for a doctor with experience to use, and there is risk to the infant. One of my sons was injured during circumcision and he has a scar from it. There were many follow up trips to the doctor in the first weeks just to deal with that. Leveque says injuries during circumcision are not rare enough by any means. So anyway, he says the doctor places this thing on the penis of the baby and after it is in place, "you just start cranking it down" he said. He also said everyone in the room holds their hands over their ears as the baby screams. I personally am very disturbed by circumcision, and I am in touch with many people on the subject. There will be more articles in the future about circumcision."<br><br>
With that said I hope Tim will write more articles from this perspective and I hope we can all give him support, especially through positive well informed comments, for providing more mainstream coverage. Also (and I don't know how to say it so I'll just put it out) perhaps there are some people here who might want to share similar stories for a larger publication on excessively botched jobs?
 
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