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[–] RedSocks157 1 points 11 points (+12|-1) ago 

Yes, because chopping off a part of a boy's penis is a great thing to do.

Things like this piss me off. If I had been given a choice in the matter I would not be circumcised. It's medically unnecessary and as for religion, why would god make boys with a part just to have it cut it off?

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[–] ViolentlyMasticates 1 points 11 points (+12|-1) ago 

Holy shit, if I ever become a mother, I would do exactly as she has done. But yeah... jail and other shit for trying to prevent a medically unessecery procedure? Who wants to bet the judge just thought she was a stupid hippie and thought circumcision is 'normal'.

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[–] WENS 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago  (edited ago)

She was jailed for violating their custody agreement, not simply because she didn't want the child circumcised. "...both Hironimus and Nebus signed a formal “parenting plan” approved by a judge. One portion of this plan specified that Nebus would take Chase to be circumcised and cover the costs. At the time, Hironimus (the mother) agreed to this stipulation."

I was also under the impression that circumcision does have medically helpful effects. The World Health Organization has a page on just that to reduce HIV rates in countries with epidemics and the CDC also endorses circumcision to reduce transmission of STDs.

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[–] Ulluses 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Pair of kids in the street next to mine had it done at 13 and 15 after their father found god in islam. They were walking around for days with their hands at their crotches holding their skin over the ends of their dicks until they healed properly, it sucked according to them and hurt a lot. One of them I see occasionally, who gave up on islam entirely after leaving his family home, says it isn't so bad as it's easier to clean but he won't be getting his son done because it isn't worth it.

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[–] novictim 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Informed consent is being violated when this is performed on a child. Let adults make the decision to cut their penises.

This practice is so obviously wrong and in violation of ethical principles.

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[–] gcrockwood 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

If you support circumcision for other than a medical emergency, you're literally supporting mutilation as a fashion statement. The fact that people can look at female mutilation and froth at the mouth, then give the thumbs up to male mutilation is absolutely disgusting.

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[–] mankind 2 points 16 points (+18|-2) ago  (edited ago)

What's up with people cutting into infants and children? That's bizarre behavior. Is this a widely accepted custom in the USA and Canada?

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[–] nonethewiser 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

It is normal, but is becoming less normal. Almost every doctor we spoke to recommended against it except one, who was not a pediatrician.

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[–] Omaestre 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

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[–] SilentWalrus 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I can't speak for Canada. But in the States yes it is.

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[–] aliases 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Pretty accepted up here in canada, eh.

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[–] fightforthehive 2 points 9 points (+11|-2) ago  (edited ago)

Unpopular opinion: Not only am I glad to be circumcised, I'm also glad I was circumcised before I had any awareness and recollection of the procedure.

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[–] Gigan 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Why are you glad? Are you saying if you hadn't been circumcised as an infant, you would have gotten circumcised anyway when you became an adult?

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[–] Pent111 3 points 4 points (+7|-3) ago 

I'm really surprised by the amount of vitriol towards the procedure. Considering about 50% of men my age are circumcised and it has no ill effects, why the rage?

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[–] BlackBeard 2 points 5 points (+7|-2) ago 

Your right, I have no idea why users like /u/Gimli_the_Dwarf and /u/gcrockwood are shitting the bed in their above comments. Circumcision is legal in the country where the people in the link are and parents have the procedure done to THERE own kid. They are not stealing /u/Gimli_the_Dwarf and /u/gcrockwood kids and having the procedure done.

Everyone is entitled to do what they like as long as its legal, /u/Gimli_the_Dwarf and /u/gcrockwood are acting like we are all trying to restrain them while a doctor cuts their foreskin off.

Calm the fuck down people.

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[–] Gigan 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Why the rage? Because cutting parts of infants dicks off is weird and unnecessary. "it has no ill effects" is a terrible reason to do something, especially genital mutilation.

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[–] 123_456 2 points 0 points (+2|-2) ago 

Why the rage? Well, you gotta be angry about something, don't you?

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[–] tonycongo 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

I feel the same way. I like my circumcised penis. I'm also glad I didn't have to choose to do it myself as I would have been much more aware of the pain.

I'm not sure how I feel about this whole thing. It's really confusing.

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[–] creep 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Better to do it to someone who can't protest or stop you, right? Get 'em while they're helpless.

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[–] Ghostx016 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

I'm uncircumcised, and this is terrifying to me. When its between cutting a piece of a child's dick off or not, I think the latter should win by default unless medically necessary.

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[–] woferl 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Exactly. If they want to do it for religious or cosmetic reasons they can decide if they want to or not when they are adults. Doing this to babies is just retardation.

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[–] thrownawayforeskin 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

It's fairly hard for me to even comprehend the naysayers point of view on this one, so I'll just make it simple for you.

I am a male that feels mutilated and would like my foreskin back. I care that other people are doing it to their children because, they, like me, don't have any choice and once you make it for them, they cannot take it back. As far as I can tell, the consensus in society is still "lol why would you want it back" which is basically "fuck you, your feelings about your own body don't matter".

The entire idea that it is not harmful is a lie. It changes your sexual function and reduces sensitivity significantly over time. Millions of years of evolution and we think "oh, this has no purpose, lets just remove it because <insert stupid reason here>". The penis is meant to slide in and out of it's skin, not be taut and stretched, required artificial lubrication. It is meant to glide in a vagina, not ram in and out. The glans is meant to be covered and protected, like the clitoris, not spend it's life rubbing against everything, forcing the brain to raise the threshold for pleasure (this is accepted neuroscience).

When I was 15, it wasn't that bad because at that age, it still had enough sensitivity and the raging hormones compensated anyhow but now, in my 30's, sex barely even feels good. Sex with a condom is utterly pointless and I feel nothing. I hope this happens to all of you. Do you all just have premature ejaculation problems or something? That must be nice, I cant even finish at least half of the time. Has it never occurred to anyone that the reason sexual enhancement drugs are so popular is because a lot men can't fucking feel anything anymore? Fuck all of you.

Even if this did not cause actual disfunction later on, which for many it does not, your argument is still "its ok to make sex less pleasurable for men because who gives a shit about mens pleasure".

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[–] thrownawayforeskin 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I have experienced the self blaming but I find if you tell them to expect it before you have ever even had sex, it helps a lot. If you have sex first, then explain it, they've already started blaming themselves. That being said, at this point I no longer see the point. It's just a bunch of effort for me to pleasure them and I get very little out of it. It's totally fucked because it's not that I don't want it, in theory, but the act does not in any way live up to the hype. Since we're on the topic. I don't know about you, but I've always been acutely aware of it being missing. It's always felt like it should be covered and it's irritating that I can't. *Also I'd like to note when I say "at least half the time" I meant, sans condom and its a struggle. With condom, it's zero % of the time.

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[–] Jarnskeggi 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I've ended long term relationships because the girls have expressed their desire to mutilate any future boys, and I live in Australia where it isn't very common. If an adult wants to do it, go ahead, but don't force it on a kid.

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[–] novictim 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Wow. She better appeal this insanity.

There is no reason for why an adult could not undergo this bullshit procedure. That is biblically documented as well.

How dare someone impose this on another without their informed consent.

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