"...out of the mouth of babes:"
-"People thought that boys would not keep themselves clean if they weren't circumcised,"
-a mother answered when her intact son asked why circumcisions were done.
- Her little 5 year old said,
"Well, thats dumb mom!! What are they gonna do? Cut their butts off too?!"
(Found at Mothers Against Circ)
NoCirc has it, that circumcision actually begun as a preventative measure to masturbation. From their site:
"...circumcision began during the 1800's to prevent masturbation, which was believed to cause disease."
BWAHAHAHAAAA - I mean, seriously, what the hell are we thinking in the year 2008???
Sorry, a tangent on an ultra-guilty pleasure of mine (and yes, dh's too - a la back-in-the-day-when-you-could- actually-pull-it-off-times, yk...? ): an all-nighter full of adhesion research alongside my beloved husband who's relentlessly working on syllabi and material needs for the brand-spanking new atelier in which he gets to teach for the first time, after months/years of planning and waiting for it, TODAY! yayyy!!! :P
All of my [apparently not-so-humble nor subtle on this post or as usual? :P] opinions aside, I find extremely important to arm ourselves with information (yes, on all sides! jeez) before we make such an unnecessary - at best- and brutally drastic -at worse?- decision as it is to circumcise. Check out, if you will, the two pages I linked if you haven't been there already. I'm hoping it might provoke a second thought, maybe even dissuade someone, but at the very least, I'd like to think I have facilitated a more informed decision, otherwise and ideally, on the matter.
Thanks for reading, whoever you are. :)