It is human nature to regret our mistakes. Mothers and parents often have regrets over things they do when raising their children. Georganne Chapin describes an encounter with a mother who deeply regrets allowing her son to be circumcised. The mother described the chilling scream from her son when he was cut. Twenty-eight years later, the mother still regrets her son’s circumcision.
A report of the defeat of the Colorado measure to use Medicaid to fund male infant circumcision. One co-sponsor is retiring from the legislature and it is hoped that Colorado will never again use public money to fund elective surgery like male circumcision.
In some places in Africa, male circumcision is not only culturally accepted, but required. The circumcision culture is so strong, that women are enticing men into having sex so that they can confirm that the man is circumcised. If he is not, then he is forced into having part of his penis cut off.
During the Colorado debate regarding funding male infant circumcision with Medicaid funds, a Representative wondered if male circumcision would have some impact on teenage pregnancies. WTF!?! She wants to cut off part of the male sex organ in the hope that teenage pregnancies will be reduced? Why not try education and condoms?
A Father tried to circumcise his 4-year old son with a razor blade and a blood-clotting chemical meant for horses. His son survived, but with a botched circumcision and a mangled penis. The father was convicted of criminal negligence, and the charged was upped to aggravated assault after the man appealed. The Supreme Court of Canada will hear the case on appeal.
It is amazing that the man was convicted only for aggravated assault. It seems that the crime was much worse than assault.
sitfu questions why male genital mutilation is so accepted as a societal custom.
It’s like, after the baby boy is born, as if that’s not traumatic enough, he is then forced to suffer the excruciating pain and shock of having a very important piece of his body cut off … from the most sensitive part of his body, no less!