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Response to eggplant (Reply #36)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:07 PM

62. Actually, that would be a false equivalency

A prostate exam is not a surgical procedure, it removes no tissue, it results in no permanent change to the patient's anatomy, it is conducted with the adult patient's informed consent, for the purpose of detecting potentially life-threatening medical problems. None of those things can be said for infibulation. For someone so eager to point out what you perceive to be false equivalencies from other posters, you might consider exercising greater caution in the comparisons you draw.

I also think you're making presumptions about the poster's stated meaning by reading into his/her statement a perception of intent which may or may not be accurate. It is possible to find infibulation distasteful without perceiving a perverse intent upon the part of the person performing the procedure.

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