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Old 01-25-2011, 06:59 AM   #601
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It's odd how it's illegal in places like Sweden (and considered mutilation, no less)... but not in the US. Boy, are we behind!
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It's odd how it's illegal in places like Sweden (and considered mutilation, no less)... but not in the US. Boy, are we behind!


It IS mutilation, IMO. We are behind, I agree! I just hope that by spreading the word we can stop more boys from undergoing this awful, unnecessary cosmetic surgery.
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But you see, once you see circumcision for what it is, a non-consensual, non-therapeutic cosmetic surgery, and then there are parents who are set on it but are unwilling to see what it actually entails... well, it is just makes us feel crazy. If it is such a good thing, then it should survive videos and debates. I can defend every single one of my parenting decisions without resorting to personal, unexamined feelings. Circumcision cannot stand up to this.
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Old 01-25-2011, 08:08 AM   #605
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Opinions on this matter are great and there is a time and place to share them. A due date board where a mama was asking for practical advice about caring for her son's needs based upon her decisions for him was not the place to 'crash' in the manner in which happened.

FTR, I have not circ'ed my sons. I would not under any circumstances do it for my own children, and would love it if the practice was eliminated entirely. However, that is not the case and it is not MY choice to push my thoughts down someone else's throat when they were not invited.

I have very strong opinions about abortion, eating fast food, kids drinking soda, and how long to keep my kids rear facing in a car seat. MY choices for MY family. Don't like it? Build a bridge and get over it--but find your own bricks because I won't be throwing any at you.

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But you see, once you see circumcision for what it is, a non-consensual, non-therapeutic cosmetic surgery, and then there are parents who are set on it but are unwilling to see what it actually entails... well, it is just makes us feel crazy. If it is such a good thing, then it should survive videos and debates. I can defend every single one of my parenting decisions without resorting to personal, unexamined feelings. Circumcision cannot stand up to this.


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Opinions on this matter are great and there is a time and place to share them. A due date board where a mama was asking for practical advice about caring for her son's needs based upon her decisions for him was not the place to 'crash' in the manner in which happened.

FTR, I have not circ'ed my sons. I would not under any circumstances do it for my own children, and would love it if the practice was eliminated entirely. However, that is not the case and it is not MY choice to push my thoughts down someone else's throat when they were not invited.

I have very strong opinions about abortion, eating fast food, kids drinking soda, and how long to keep my kids rear facing in a car seat. MY choices for MY family. Don't like it? Build a bridge and get over it--but find your own bricks because I won't be throwing any at you.

just sayin'


I'm not sure how the manner of my post offended you. I did not put my own opinions there. I simply posted a helpful link. If the mama had done her research, she'd already know how it is for the baby and it wouldn't have bothered her.
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Opinions on this matter are great and there is a time and place to share them. A due date board where a mama was asking for practical advice about caring for her son's needs based upon her decisions for him was not the place to 'crash' in the manner in which happened.

FTR, I have not circ'ed my sons. I would not under any circumstances do it for my own children, and would love it if the practice was eliminated entirely. However, that is not the case and it is not MY choice to push my thoughts down someone else's throat when they were not invited.

I have very strong opinions about abortion, eating fast food, kids drinking soda, and how long to keep my kids rear facing in a car seat. MY choices for MY family. Don't like it? Build a bridge and get over it--but find your own bricks because I won't be throwing any at you.

just sayin'


Hey, I'm glad that you leave your sons intact! That's what I'm choosing to take from this post.
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"Mutilation ... implies the cutting off or removal
of a part essential to completeness, not only of a
person but also of a thing, and to his or its perfection,
beauty, entirety, or fulfillment of function."

Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms
Springfield, Massachusetts: G. & C. Merriam Company, 1968
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