Originally posted by ofhumandescent
reply to post by havok
No your memory has surpressed the trauma.
A trauma to a baby is still a trauma.
With all due respect that is flat out bull....
Are you suggesting that it is the norm for people to remember their infancy? Because it is not. Most real memories start at about 3 years of age at
The reason it is not remembered, is not because it was so traumatic that they blocked it out. How many people in the world have you met that clearly
remembers being one day old? two days old? one week old? One month old? 6 months old? Anyone? Anyone? Wow, if what you are saying is true, then every
baby in the entire world must be beaten and tortured on a daily basis.
No, you are wrong. Babies do not remember it because firm memories do not start forming in most people until around the age of 3. Your speculation
does not match up with science.
As for what I think of circumcision. I have no problem with it. I am, and I am glad. Comparing it to to female clitoris mutilation is just
As was pointed out. It is done at a time when girls are more than old enough to remember. It is done with out any numbing medicines, and with dirty
knives, as they are forcibly held down and are often raped.
That is not at all how it happens when boys are circumcised. The reality is it is clean and sterile, It is numbed up ( By most doctors) and they don't
feel a thing.
My mom is a nurse in new born nursery and she along with so many other pediatric nurses all say, that what is actually more painful and traumatic is
the board they are strapped to. You may notice that new born babies usually have their arms and legs sort of tucked in.
Well,, the boards they are strapped to, require stretching their arms and legs out when they are not really able to stretch like that very well yet.
and that does hurt them some. But they are working on newer boards that they can be strapped to that do not require them to stretch the babies arms
Ladies and gentlemen. I bring facts to this debate. Along with my own opinion, that circumcision is not a bad thing. It is not so much a good thing
either.... Really, truth be told, it is more of a cosmetic thing.
I can assure you, coming from circumcised man,that it does not cut back on sexual pleasure either... So who ever believes that is just silly.
Circumcision is no where near what female clitoris mutilation is, and anyone who thinks that is the case, is misinformed.
edit on 18-9-2010 by gimme_some_truth because: (no reason given)