We, as a society, are meant to love children. If I was to go and tear the nails off each of my child’s fingers I’d be roundly condemned and imprisoned (and probably best I were for my own safety!). Female circumcision is roundly, and justly, condemned as an abusive practice. But male circumcision?? Oh that’s ok, isn’t it? Yeah, just dandy, especially in America.
Male circumcision has some benefits, and there is continuing talk of expanding it’s use, such as here. It would seem circumcision helps reduce the risk of transmission of HIV from females to males. Well what I say to that is, why not go the whole hog? Cut off the penis entirely… then there will be zero risk that one day this boy might be a fucking idiot and be unsafe.
We can minimise the risk far more effectively through safe sex promotion. A condom’s ability to counter the risk of disease (and not just HIV!) far exceeds circumcision. But no, let’s abuse our male children, cut off a part of their body and absolutely do it before they have a choice. It’s disgusting, disturbing and it’s just as bad as the sort of stuff sick paedophiles do to children.
If a grown adult wants to get his foreskin removed, all power to him. If the child needs it for medical reasons, well that sucks but it’s understandable. But to physically hurt our children just to stop them, possibly/maybe transmitting a disease is wrong. Are we saying that circumcising them means they can go out and have unsafe sex??? NO! Because it’s not even close to being safe. It only reduces the chance and not by that much. So really, what the Hell is the point???
Don’t even get me started on the fact it doesn’t make an ounce of difference for gay guys, so they’re penis’ will have been brutalised for no reason whatsoever.
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