Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Public debate on circumcision of boys

Is it culture or abuse? Come listen to me and join in.

"When slavery was a custom,every right minded person supported it. Nothing is as powerful a legitimizer as social custom,even more powerful than law.

I believe the time has come to acknowledge that the practice of routine neonatal circumcision rests on the absurd premise that the only mammal in creation born in a condition that requires immediate surgical correction is the human male. If the penile foreskin is not merely non functional but a biological disadvantage so severe as to justify its immediate surgical ablation, then surely, it must have atrophied by now."

[Thomas Szasz]


Anonymous said...

Agree. Been against it for over a decade. Have sappy view:You have a happy healthy baby, what shows the most idiotic and sexually repressive bit of humanity? This decision to mutilate the infants genitals. Because God told you to, everyone else does it, or the doctor thinks it is a "good idea". People have a baby, and naturally they are consumed with keeping it healthy, happy, fed, undamaged, clean to the nth degree, so much so, Example:They to have a friend who was an RN clip it's toenails because they are worried they will make a mistake, but slicing off bits of an infants genitalia, is A.O.K.? People are so...?
Stupid, hope fgm and mgm go the way of...I don't know, something Jurassic maybe?

Bonobo said...

Thanks for speaking out!