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Originally posted by RedBalloon
Perhaps the difference in terms comes fromthe goal of the proceedure. With FGM, the goal is to prevent sexual pleasure - to prevent orgasm and sexual thoughts. For men, it's done for religious reasons, and now done for cosmetic and for the false pretense of cleanliness. Sure 200 years ago it helped prevent all kinds of infections, but not anymore. It's not needed. Cosmetically, sure. I've had men tell me they would want their sons to be circumsized to look like them, to not be laughed at in gym, to not be different from everyone else, and yes, so women will like them. Rediculous, in my oppinion, and cosmetically, I think uncircumscised penises look just fine.
Also, could the naming difference be because of the people who are bringing the issue to light? For women, its a much more charged issue. All of the articles and oppinion pieces I've read about FGM are from women and dealing with womens rights. Women, who are a lot more emotionally connected to the issue, are probably more likely to use terms like mutilation. Ever read anything by men opposed to male circumscision? They use terms like mutilation also.
Thankfully, not circumscising male children in the US is becoming a lot more accepted.
Little male babies do not need their penile foreskin cut off. It is totally unnecessary, especially in today's world. Many ancient civilizations performed circumcision for religious rites and ritualistic reasons and purposes, many dealing with sex rituals. According to religio-political occult philosophy researcher Jordan Maxwell, it was discovered that the penis attains an erection quicker while circumcised.
Remove ritualistic reasons (beliefs) behind circumcision and circumcision is absolutely unnecessary and illogical. To say little boy babies need to be circumcised is to say God screwed up (leaving the foreskin of the penis in tact) and man must come to the rescue and right God's wrong, and of course to man this is done by removing unnecessary foreskin on the penis.
This brings us to the subject of circumcision. Now, what does cutting the foreskin off of a boy's penis have to do with the Lord? It doesn't have a thing to do with the Lord, it has to do with sex. That is why you are messing around with the boy's penis. They had the boys circumcised because they found out that a man would get aroused quicker, without the foreskin rather than with the foreskin. That was not new with the Hebrews, this ritual goes way back to stone age man. The Egyptians did the same thing, preparing boys for a little sex worship.