Double Standards: Circumcision

Double standards hurt everyone

Brilliant. Wish I could think up such simple and elegant stuff.
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7 thoughts on “Double Standards: Circumcision

  1. Tarnished says:

    So very awesome, though it’s a loathsome topic. Unless it is 100% medically necessary, no parent/guardian should have the right to decide what someone else’s genitals look like…yes, even their own sons and daughters. Sorry, but if it’s not your body, it’s not your decision to make.

    This goes double for children who are intersex or have abnormal chromosomes. Neither the parents nor the doctors can look into the future and know what sex the kid is going to feel like, and they shouldn’t be condemned to feeling incorrect their whole life just because an adult as uncomfortable with different genitals.

    Didn’t mean for this to get “ranty”, but I have strong opinions on this.

    • Francis Roy says:

      Nothing wrong with being ranty. What matters is if we’re honest with each other.

      • Tarnished says:

        True. Some blog hosts do get…perturbed…by commenters going off topic though, even if it’s only slightly. I thought it best to apologize beforehand, as I wasn’t entirely sure how you felt about that.

      • Francis Roy says:

        My blog is really more about collecting like-minded people. Honest, respectful as rigorously disciplined in their arguments as is reasonably possible. I’m more than happy to be challenged, or to let people say what they have to say. I draw the line at intentional bad manners or trolling as such. I’ll entertain the most divergent point of views as long as they’re sincerely held. Who knows, they might change my mind for the better. I should put this in my about page.

      • Tarnished says:

        And that’s why I like being here.

  2. Forensicgirl says:

    Thank you for an elegantly simple explanation of what is often seen as a huge debate. You are correct that to protest FGM but not MGM is a double standard.

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