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Monday Teeny Poll

By Glinda


Last week I wanted to know how cautious you are about what you read on the internets. A full forty-five pecent said that they take everything they read with a grain of salt. I agree with the majority. Twenty-five percent said that it depends on who is doing the writing, and next came the twenty-one percent who considered themselves “very cautious.” But, I would like to assure that twenty-one percent that I am not a dude living in my mom’s basement. She let me move upstairs.

Anyhoo, when I found out I would be having a girl, I breathed a tiny sigh of relief. Not because I hadn’t wanted another boy, but because I didn’t want to have to wrestle with the decision of circumcision again.

5 Responses to “Monday Teeny Poll”

  1. ayla Says:

    I think that every parent who is considering non-religious circumcision should watch a circumcision before they decide. It is safer and more humane to circumcise an older child than it is for a tiny newborn. They frequently don’t use anesthesia or pain relief except for a sugar nipple.

    My husband is mercifully uncut and so is our son. When he gets older, if the “different” factor gets to him because his friends don’t have their foreskins, I will give him the option of a circumcision then, but it’s a choice that cannot be undone, and I won’t make that choice for my son.

  2. raincoaster Says:

    There are foreskin regrowth forums online; apparently, many men who’ve gone under the knife regret it (and particularly regret having no say in the issue) and are doing what they can to restore what was whacked.

    There are health arguments for it, of course, but I think that a little attention to personal hygiene should more than cover that for the gent who is au naturel.

  3. TeleriB Says:

    I think it’s unnecessary (for goyim like our family, anyway) but I don’t think I’d go so far as to call it barbaric.

  4. Amy Rosenberg Says:

    To hear people talk about it in articles, it may seem like they don’t think it’s barbaric. But you are tying down a defenseless child, and hacking/crushing away a large part of his genitalia on his first day of life. What WOULD be the definition of barbaric, then? You need to actually see some of these videos, and read accounts of the screaming, projectile vomiting, and blacking out that these children experience. As well as the sexual function of the foreskin. As well as the flaws in the studies that show any health benefits. (And any reduction in STD’s hopefully will be only after the male is adult, not a baby, and can choose for himself, and also have anaesthesia.) As well as the rate of “botched” circumcisions. In our culture, we have been lulled into thinking that it’s like a vaccination. It’s not. I’ve given blood, gotten vaccinations. Now imagine someone strapping you down and cutting off your genitals without anaesthesia. That is not at all like a vaccination. You owe it to your unborn child to read the true experience stories at

  5. TD Says:

    There’s really no decision to make. Nobody has the right to surgically remove healthy, normal tissue from a non-consenting minor. You wouldn’t even think of subjecting a daughter to it. Why on Earth would you care less for your son?

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