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    Re: Call for higher circumcision rate

    Quote Originally Posted by Grateful Heart View Post
    I'm not going to get involved in a discussion of 'aesthetics.'

    What I will say about circumcision is that I've never had a male friend, either gay or straight, complain to me that he was circumcised against his will. Not once. I've never personally met any circumcised man who's confided to me that he misses his foreskin. Not one.

    Except a few very outspoken and opinionated folks on message boards.

    How can they miss something they never experienced having? They don't even get the ****ing chance to know if they'd miss it or not. That choice is taken away from 75% of the men in this country.

    I have no problem with any man who chooses to be circumcised. I do have a problem with parents making that decision for their children. We wouldn't put tattoos on our children, why in the world would we remove part of their body?

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    Re: Call for higher circumcision rate

    Quote Originally Posted by Grateful Heart View Post
    I'm not going to get involved in a discussion of 'aesthetics.'

    What I will say about circumcision is that I've never had a male friend, either gay or straight, complain to me that he was circumcised against his will. Not once. I've never personally met any circumcised man who's confided to me that he misses his foreskin. Not one.

    Except a few very outspoken and opinionated folks on message boards.


    Aint that the truth!?

    My husband had a friend in grad school who went in to be circ'ed as an adult.

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    Re: Call for higher circumcision rate

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    How can they miss something they never experienced having? They don't even get the ****ing chance to know if they'd miss it or not. That choice is taken away from 75% of the men in this country.

    I have no problem with any man who chooses to be circumcised. I do have a problem with parents making that decision for their children. We wouldn't put tattoos on our children, why in the world would we remove part of their body?
    Have you seen studies claiming uncut men are significantly happier than those who have been circ'ed? I don't think circumcision or lack thereof plays a huge role in a man's life whether they're circ'ed or not.

    Such hyperbole.

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    Re: Call for higher circumcision rate

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    Says someone who hasn't been with someone who has been cut.
    It wasn't a vanity choice. It just so happened they weren't cut!
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    Re: Call for higher circumcision rate

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Pierced ears grow back.

    I find it troubling that people are so quick to turn to genital mutilation to solve problems that are easily enough addressed by good personal hygiene and responsible sexual practices.
    They don't care about the public health factor, they're only concern is the esthetics of someone else's body.

    I think the US should pass a law creating Affirmative Circumcision Action, ensuring that at least as many girls get to enjoy their clitorectomies as boys get their cicrumcisions.

    For some reason, weird people are willing to accept the sexual mutilation of boy for absolutely no reason at all.

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    Re: Call for higher circumcision rate

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    There's no reason for piercing ears other than beauty.

    Try telling an 8 year old boy to USE SOAP in the shower. If he doesn't care about the crud under his nails, on his face or in his crack, he's not gonna care about anything unseen under the foreskin. It's not until you boys start realizing that's something special down there that you acually start taking care of it.
    Think of it as evolution in action. Boys that have their dicks rot off because they're filthy little pigs don't produce children to carry on those traits.

    Not to mention the fact that your example is grossly unfair to the boys that do wash behind their ears and under their foreskin. No reason they should be punished in advance.

    There's no medical justification for neo-natal routine circumcisions, only financial considerations for the doctor and hospital.

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    Re: Call for higher circumcision rate

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    It DOES fit the definition. You showed us all that yourself.


    I really shouldn't talk. I mutilated my head last night and my chin this afternoon. I'm just a self mutilator man.

    The only way it fits the definition is if you take it at the most literal as possible in that degrading of appearance = changing of appearance and if that is the way you're going to read the definition than you are mutilating your children every time you cut their hair or clip their nails.

    Sorry, I'll go with what the AAP says. There are legitimate worth while medical reasons to do it to a newborn and PARENTS should make the decision whether to do it or not based on those risks and benefits, with neither side being significantly better than the other.

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    Re: Call for higher circumcision rate

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    So do you think it's wrong to pierce a baby's ears?
    I do.

    I forbade my wife from dressing up her new baby doll in earrings, because she was my little girl, not a doll.

    The girl got her ears peirced when she was two, and that little fad lasted only a year or two, but only after she asked for it and was made to understand the issues involved as best she could.

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    Re: Call for higher circumcision rate

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    There's no medical justification for neo-natal routine circumcisions, only financial considerations for the doctor and hospital.
    The AAP disagrees with you

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    Re: Call for higher circumcision rate

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    I guess my son's specialist is a quack. He knows less than you. So far, he's kept my son's sole kidney in good health. I'll continue to trust him.
    Well, you see...there are, occasionally, in rare instances, an explicit medical reason to do certain things.

    That does not justify the routine circumcision of all boys, just as the fact that a large percentage of women will get potentially fatal breast cancer can justify performing radical mastectomies on all girls.

    When a medical issue arises, deal with it. That's all.

    Circumcisions should not even be performed for religious ceremonies.

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