I never understood how parents assume that their kid would WANT a part of their penis cut off. These children are infants. Small helpless babies who cannot make decisions (well, unless you take into consideration that they are screaming for help in an operating table) are having a basic human right taken away.
I’ve always said that I would never make such a huge choice like circumcision for my infant son (if I should ever have one). It is not my decision to make nor is it my right. Circumcision is unneeded and their penis is already perfect and functional. If my son came to me as a teenager with an informed decision and said he wanted a circumcision, then I would be glad to listen to his view and let him make the choice about his own body.
Before that? Goodness no. It’s not my body, not my choice. Unless my child (female or male) needs a lifesaving surgery or proceder, I’m not messing with perfection.
I honestly don’t understand the debate that FGM is worse than MGM. I see them as the same, barbaric. You are taking away important sexual tissue from each gender in ways that are completely unnecessary. One is not more worse than the other, they are both horrific. Please, don’t try to justify MGM because they are male and you are letting your societal gender norms tell you that it is alright.
We are all human who deserve equal rights regardless of age.
Thank you, this post was a well-needed breath of logic.