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I spoke with a friend last night. She is not someone I am close with or speak to on a regular basis. She was someone who I provided info to during her pregnancy on circ a few years back. She has an intact son.<br><br>
Anyways, she mentioned that she convinced another friend who is due in Aug. w/ a boy to leave him intact. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">:<br><br>
I just wanted to share this encouraging news with my fellow intactivists. Someone YOU provided info to maybe sharing it with others outside of your network.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I spoke with a friend last night. She is not someone I am close with or speak to on a regular basis. She was someone who I provided info to during her pregnancy on circ a few years back. She has an intact son.<br><br>
Anyways, she mentioned that she convinced another friend who is due in Aug. w/ a boy to leave him intact. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">:<br><br>
I just wanted to share this encouraging news with my fellow intactivists. Someone YOU provided info to maybe sharing it with others outside of your network.</div>
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These are the stories I like to hear! Paying it forward things are getting better.
 

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Awesome!
 

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awesome! <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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Yay! I have two friends who circ'd their own sons because well, they thought it was still the norm (they are both in their 40's and I guess just didnt think to check on it? *shrug*), me and dh told them the truth. While they are not having more sons-both have passed the info onto both friends and family and its changed the minds of several people. I love hearing stories like this!
 

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That is just great! You never know the ripple effect a simple conversation can have. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
Just today I had a similar happy experience while chatting with an online friend I've "known" for about 5 years from a totally unrelated posting board. He is about 28 and just married a couple years ago. The subject has never come up between us before but today he asked how I was doing. I told him I was still a bit sore from my surgery last week (had some adhesions "excised" from an old circ complication that were becoming painful). I was glad that I had the guts to discuss that with him because he went on to say that his brother did NOT have his nephews cut even though he and his brother are. I said Kudos to him!! He was totally open to the idea which I thought was great since they are in a high-circ area, western Iowa/Omaha. He isn't sure he is ready for kids, though his wife is really pushing for it. But I did say if it happens be sure to keep your sons whole! And he answered, "Will be sure of that!" <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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That's great!!...........I have twin girls and I found out how horrible it would have been to have had my twin (boys) circ'd b/c it was the thing to do. I'm so sick of public pressure when I don't ask for it. I would have felt guilty for life having had my sons butchered, nothing short of barbaric IMO. So even with a houseful of girls I still share with others that this practice is no longer the norm and really hurts a little baby boy AND they could always turn out like my hubby and regret having been circ'd. Little boys who become men don't get over it!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/signcirc1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sign circ">
 
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