male circumcision… should it be allowed?

14 May

london 6.40am 12C cloud. sunday 2017

there is a group calling to oppose circumcision of male children, and generally advocating male rights, and it linked to an article in today’s mail on sunday regarding a mother sueing the doctor who performed the circumcision on her son, when he visited his estranged father. circumcision is actually illegal in the uk. (edited. it seems it is yet to be tested.  and this case might be the one to test it.)

 it is carried on irregardless. one of the strange anomalies i think because it originated as a religious custom by the jews, with the muslims now, so the law tends to allow it for religious reasons under the freedom of religion act.  it is interesting that everyone , or majority of people, seems to be against female circumcision, but not male ones. when u ask a guy who have been circumcised, you often get the answer that it is no big deal, some would even say they prefer it. others know no alternative, as they will never know what it is like to have a foreskin, so they dont miss it. we dont hear much of the views of those children who have been affected… i mean have u ever read anywhere about the views of all those females who have been circumcised?no one have made a questionaire to ask them what proportion of them feel they have been affected by it… maybe they dont know any alternative so never can regret not having it. in an age when hitting a child even on the arm, is considered assault, it seems really strange to me that cutting his foreskin is considered to be ok.

all i can say is that i am glad my parents did not cut me . i am not sure i would trust them ever again, if they did. you expect your parents to not hurt you, so i dont know how the sons feel when it happens, unless of course it is done when they are so young, they dont remember it, which is mostly the case. or most probably, as happens when  we have something done to us, by doctors,  we are told it is necessary to cure us… and we trust our parents to want the best for us. we take their word on trust, and so we assume we are sick and needs that operation to get well. or like when we got vaccinated, it hurts but the kid forgets about it.

perhaps in the end , it is not really that important. if our souls want to experience all that goes with being circumcised, well then they will get it. and vice versa. our souls want it. 


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