I also debated long and hard over circumcision with my sons. There was a family history as well, and one of the cousins that wasn't circumsized as an
infant had to be as an adult, and I'm not going into the details on a forum, something to do with accomodating a size change. I do believe in
circumcision for cleanlineness and health reasons, but I am not into harming an infant. My first son was done, and the cap messed up and they had to
redo it. The second boy, this was a huge debate after I had given birth, my husband wanted it done for family traditions, which was the most
irrelevant reason for me but in the end I wasn't up to arguing. My son had jaundice and had to go under the machine, so I went home 2 days before him
and had to keep coming back and nurse him.
So we heard the procedure and the screaming, everything they said was a lie. And then the doctor came in and had the nerve to say, he only cried
once, lie they always say, when we were just around the corner from the procedure. I was so upset, my ex and the doctor both got it.
And since they don't use any pain killer, as it increases the risk of choking danger to the child, its torture to do this.
My last 3 boys are uncircumsized, though their father wanted it down. I told him that no one was coming after my children with a knife or they would
be facing me.
There is nothing wrong with getting it down as a teenager and being frozen so as not to feel anything, and then being given codeine. People who say
its better to get it down as an infant are way off the mark, its way better to address a minor surgery like this with full pain control techniques.
Now as for girls versus boys. The procedure done to girls is like removing the whole organ itself and alot of other body tissue and parts without any
treatment for pain. Most boy babies survive circumsicion. A good percentage of the girls die from infection from performing major surgery without
pain killers or cleanliness or follow up treatment.
They're not the same procedure at all.
Also men still have orgasims, as nature designed them to, and girls are amount to raped for a man's pleasure without any feelings herself, not as
nature designed. Since her equal feelings are excluded in the act, I call that kind of sex rape.
edit on 18-9-2010 by Unity_99 because: (no reason given)