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I've recently seen a discussion about circ'ing.... I absolutely HATE the reason "it's best for our family" WHAT?????<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: Makes me want to pull my hair out!! Best for our family??!!!!! Ripping off a peice of their son is best for their family?? That's the saddest and poorest reason I've ever seen given!! Ok, I'm bald now! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:
 

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Whenever I hear that one, I usually ask them how the appearance and function of thier son's penis effects the family at all. Do they intend on parading him around naked and having sex with him?
 

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I hear you - of all of the <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/censored.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="censored"> reasons people give for circumcising, that one totally ticks me off the most.<br><br>
What they mean is this: circing our son is 'best for our family' because:<br><br>
1) Daddy doesn't have to face the fact that he is missing the best part of his penis<br><br>
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2) Mommy doesn't have to make a decision that's different from all of her friends, which would make her feel different and uncomfortable, and she doesn't want that.<br><br>
So - circing their son IS best for them - they both get to do things the easy way for themselves by allowing their son to be strapped down and 1/2 to 1/3 of his penis skin cut away.<br><br>
I think that's why this excuse makes me the maddest - it displays the deep-seated selfishness that lies at the heart of some parents' decision to circ.<br><br>
(Not all parents are like that - but some are. And those that trot out the 'best for our family' excuse...I tend to think that this is where those particular parents are coming from).
 
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