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Sun Dec 11, 2011, 05:14 AM

54. I believe in bodily autonomy for all except in case of dire medical necessity.

I think circumcising should bloody well NOT be about the parents' choice. The penis in question belongs to their son, not to them; I really do not think parents have any right to mess with mother nature for no good reason UNLESS there is a severe medical issue involved that requires it.

Hell, my mom comes from a culture where baby girls' ears are routinely pierced when they're little. My mom decided not to have this done for me, and some of her relatives where appaled. She said, hey, if she wants it done later in life, I'll support her, but I don't think it's OK to do it to a baby. (I wanted my ears pierced when I was 10, and true to her word, she went with me and paid for it and bought me earrings. Thanks Mom!)


Ear piercing is so minor compared to circumcision (hint: It in no way affects my hearing!)---and yet so many people who will defend circumcision of male babies still seem to think that piercing girl babies' ears is wrong! I don't get it. Either modifying a baby's body at birth for no good medical reason is acceptable, or it isn't!

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