Why is circumcision still a considered a normal procedure in America?
It's as if its the procedure is done, then they look for the disease they're trying to prevent. Only to find that they've forcefully mutilated a baby with the windiest of reasoning. It's like cutting off the breasts of baby girls so that they won't develop breast cancer. It's just so insane, it's hard to believe we're still so barbaric. In the middle east women have genital mutilation and its considered normal, just like boys getting it here. Except we look at the middle easterners and think they're crazy, without examining our own culture of genital mutilation..
1. No, it is not as severe as cutting breasts off girls.
2. Female genital mutilation is infinitely more severe and serves no medical purpose, compared to removing a foreskin and reducing a boy's odds of contracting a number of STDs, including AIDS.
3. It is driven by a mixture of conservative Christian beliefs and sheer inertia.
4. Compared to removing a boy's foreskin when he's 7-8 in Muslim cultures, doing it to a baby is minimal.
i am jewish and for us it's cultural. but i don't know why the medical establishment in america promotes it as a health benefit and encourages non-jews to circumcise male infants. the studies that supposedly claim it lowers risk of certain stds are dubious at best. it is even falling out of favor with jews in europe.
by Dan Harmon 15 months ago
According to the article here, a Michigan doctor has been arrested and charged with the genital mutilation (18 U.S.C. 116) of two young girls, making false statements and other crimes. The "surgery" was apparently carried out in a Detroit clinic.Seems like a truly monumental battle...
by ptosis 5 years ago
Don't you think circumcision of a male newborn is genital mutilation?google 'botched circumcision' & 2 words: "galloping gangrene". It'll keep you up at night for weeks.
by adethewura 7 years ago
Do you support Female Genital Mutilation?
by Brett Roberts 4 years ago
Is neo-natal male circumcision genital mutilation?
by Julie Grimes 8 years ago
Why Are American Doctors Mutilating Girls? Is one of the lead blogging articles and stories on the Daily Beast today.http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and- … =obnetworkIf you don't want to go to the website, it talks about female circumcision. The first paragraph reads, "The...
by Hope Alexander 9 years ago
I ask this after I received what appeared to be a remarkably stupid yet long winded comment to one of my hubs written on female genital mutilation. The commenter said that it was fine and should be an accepted practice because it was similar to people in the West drinking alcohol, just another...
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