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    Should male circumcision be banned?

    OK, let me see how much controversy I can cause. With a measure on the ballot in San Francisco to ban male circumcision, let see what everybody's opinion is.

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    Re: Should male circumcision be banned?

    It's a barbaric and unnecessary ritual and the world would be a better place if it were abolished. But, frankly, as long as my own sons are safe I don't care what other people do to theirs.

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    Re: Should male circumcision be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    It's a barbaric and unnecessary ritual and the world would be a better place if it were abolished. But, frankly, as long as my own sons are safe I don't care what other people do to theirs.
    The ones who are against it usually try to make the point that it's painful. It may be, but the ones it was done to don't remember it. I don't.

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    Re: Should male circumcision be banned?

    Choice of the parents in my opinion.

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    Re: Should male circumcision be banned?

    I never understood why female circumcision is not okay but male is. I'm against both and I consider both to be genital mutilation.

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    Re: Should male circumcision be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    I never understood why female circumcision is not okay but male is. I'm against both and I consider both to be genital mutilation.
    Female circumcision is done predominantly by Muslims and it is done to eliminate the sex drive so women will not be unfaithful to their husbands. With males it is done for sanitary reasons. It also enhances the male sex drive as they get older. It is done for two totally different reasons concerning the sexes.

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    Re: Should male circumcision be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by SPC View Post
    The ones who are against it usually try to make the point that it's painful. It may be, but the ones it was done to don't remember it. I don't.
    Pain goes away, and builds character. Disfigurement is permanent. That's why I don't mind piercing childrens' ears; if they don't like it, they can just let them heal over.

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    Re: Should male circumcision be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    Pain goes away, and builds character. Disfigurement is permanent. That's why I don't mind piercing childrens' ears; if they don't like it, they can just let them heal over.
    The main issue seems to be the pain, but it has also been discovered that women with husbands who are not circumcised have a greater chance of getting vaginal and kidney infections, particularly by the males who don't clean underneath the foreskin.
    Last edited by SPC; 06-30-11 at 03:19 PM.

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    Re: Should male circumcision be banned?

    Everything else being equal, if there is a problem you can solve by either paying attention to your personal hygiene or cutting off parts of your body that serve important functions, which do you think is the more sensible option?

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    Re: Should male circumcision be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    Everything else being equal, if there is a problem you can solve by either paying attention to your personal hygiene or cutting off parts of your body that serve important functions, which do you think is the more sensible option?
    I don't see how a foreskin serves an important function. It's like an appendix or tonsils. It's there, but we can live with or without it.

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