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All pro-circ commentary and propaganda drive me up the wall! As a man, it certainly offends me that people think the male foreskin looks "gross" and that male circ isn't as worse as female circ.<br><br>
Sorry if this sounds sexist, but ladies can definitely produce more smegma than men ever could and ladies need to clean their genitals more than men do in order to smell more attractive for that reason alone, so why no opposition to female genital rights, eh<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"> ?<br><br>
If the male foreskin was really a health hazard, then how come our fascist overlords don't make male infant circ mandatory instead of granting parents the right to decide what their son's penis will look like, eh<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: ? The minimum age limit for circumcision should be around 13-16, because I don't think very young children can comprehend the risks of circumcision and they also deserve complete protection from their parents' desire to amputate any part of their bodies; however, if their genitals are infected by an extreme, rare medical condition, such as gangrene or frostbite, then maybe circ is necessary and justifiable for that reason and that's the only time a circ should ever be performed upon a very young child.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"> What happened to condoms and sex education? Why don't these puritanical <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/censored.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="censored"> utilize these resources in order to combat HIV and other sexually-transmitted diseases instead of mutilating their own children, eh?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"><br><br>
I realize that many people claim that infants won't remember the pain from being circ'ed. According to their logic, burning a mark on an infant with a branding iron must be ethical as well because that very same person won't remember being scalded by the branding iron as an infant, now will he/she<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes"> ?<br><br>
Infant circ is indeed a zillion times more brutal than adult circ instead of the other way around, like many people make it out to be, because infants can't express consent at all, while adults easily can. Even if infant circ were 100% pain-free and non-traumatic, I would still oppose it, because it alters an infant's body part w/o consent from that very same child and we all know infants have no ability to express consent what so ever. Anesthetics can also generally harm a very young child's well-being and health, which is why many doctors don't use them on children at all, while imposing surgeries upon them.<br><br>
Circumcision has its own risks, just like any other surgery, and nobody seems to care. For instance, it causes excessive bleeding and wounds generated by circumcision can provide easy entry for virtually any type of infection, such as tuberculosis and toxic chemicals used in the manufacturing of plastic diapers.<br><br>
Also, it's sexual harassment to ridicule an individual for the way one's genitals look and yet even the most puritanical bible readers find it acceptable! People have no <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/censored.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="censored"> business staring at another person's penis at all. As I look at my penis everyday, I think I'm circ'ed and I feel depressed for missing a part of my body all the time. Just because a person is happy being circumcised as an infant doesn't mean it's ethical for that same person to do the same thing to any future children that very same person may have. If I ever manage to find a magic lamp, then I would definitely wish for my foreskin back. Let's strive towards banning all unnecessary, compulsory mutilation for all genders and ages, shall we? I know this may sound impossible, but if we just work hard enough, then we can definitely reach our goals.
 

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Whoa! Welcome to the CAC board I guess! It's good to have more fellow men on this board. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:
 

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Welcome! It's awesome to see more men showing up here lately!<br><br>
I share your frustration. 100%. Please know that not all women think foreskins are "gross". I think they are a normal and lovely part of a man's body. I'm so sorry that you had something taken away from you. If you notice at the top of the board there is a sticky for foreskin restoration. It may be possible for you to restore your foreskin. I'm sure there is loads more info if you do a Google search too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/clap.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="clap">: everything you said I agree with. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Welcome.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="welcome"> to the boards.
 

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All great points, White Knight!
 

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welcome!<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">All pro-circ commentary and propaganda drive me up the wall! As a man, it certainly offends me that people think the male foreskin looks "gross" and that male circ isn't as worse as female circ.<br><br>
Sorry if this sounds sexist, but ladies can definitely produce more smegma than men ever could and ladies need to clean their genitals more than men do in order to smell more attractive for that reason alone, so why no opposition to female genital rights, eh<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"> ?<br><br>
If the male foreskin was really a health hazard, then how come our fascist overlords don't make male infant circ mandatory instead of granting parents the right to decide what their son's penis will look like, eh<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: ? The minimum age limit for circumcision should be around 13-16, because I don't think very young children can comprehend the risks of circumcision and they also deserve complete protection from their parents' desire to amputate any part of their bodies; however, if their genitals are infected by an extreme, rare medical condition, such as gangrene or frostbite, then maybe circ is necessary and justifiable for that reason and that's the only time a circ should ever be performed upon a very young child.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"> What happened to condoms and sex education? Why don't these puritanical <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/censored.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="censored"> utilize these resources in order to combat HIV and other sexually-transmitted diseases instead of mutilating their own children, eh?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"><br><br>
I realize that many people claim that infants won't remember the pain from being circ'ed. According to their logic, burning a mark on an infant with a branding iron must be ethical as well because that very same person won't remember being scalded by the branding iron as an infant, now will he/she<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes"> ?<br><br>
Infant circ is indeed a zillion times more brutal than adult circ instead of the other way around, like many people make it out to be, because infants can't express consent at all, while adults easily can. Even if infant circ were 100% pain-free and non-traumatic, I would still oppose it, because it alters an infant's body part w/o consent from that very same child and we all know infants have no ability to express consent what so ever. Anesthetics can also generally harm a very young child's well-being and health, which is why many doctors don't use them on children at all, while imposing surgeries upon them.<br><br>
Circumcision has its own risks, just like any other surgery, and nobody seems to care. For instance, it causes excessive bleeding and wounds generated by circumcision can provide easy entry for virtually any type of infection, such as tuberculosis and toxic chemicals used in the manufacturing of plastic diapers.<br><br>
Also, it's sexual harassment to ridicule an individual for the way one's genitals look and yet even the most puritanical bible readers find it acceptable! People have no <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/censored.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="censored"> business staring at another person's penis at all. As I look at my penis everyday, I think I'm circ'ed and I feel depressed for missing a part of my body all the time. Just because a person is happy being circumcised as an infant doesn't mean it's ethical for that same person to do the same thing to any future children that very same person may have. If I ever manage to find a magic lamp, then I would definitely wish for my foreskin back. Let's strive towards banning all unnecessary, compulsory mutilation for all genders and ages, shall we? I know this may sound impossible, but if we just work hard enough, then we can definitely reach our goals.</div>
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well said. I wish more men were as informed and enlightened as you are about this subject.<br>
Welcome. Now lets change the world.
 

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Thanks for welcoming me here, my fellow intactivists<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> . This is only one of the few online discussion boards, where I express my hatred for mandatory circ w/o being attacked very often, so that's why I came here. If all intactivists and youth rights advocates in the entire globe work as a team in order to abolish all forms of mandatory bodily mutilation worldwide, then we can definitely become an extremely huge force to be reckoned with and even the most meanest pro-circers will definitely regret trying to get on our bad side in the very near future<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/FIREdevil.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="devil"> .
 

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Oh I love you! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I agree with ALL of your points.<br>
I honestly have no idea why most of the country doesnt see it this way.<br>
It is such a challenge to live among such idiots!<br><br>
Anyway, <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Welcome.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="welcome">
 
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