Thank you Warren Ellis for showing me this horrific image. It’s just another reminder why I would never do this to my boys, and how proud I am to have made decision to leave them whole.
I know, this is one of those politically charged subjects, and as much as I want to be a relativist on this to make others feel less uncomfortable, I really do believe circumcision is a bad bad idea. I had it done to me, at a time that nobody knew any better. While I don’t feel ‘loss’, I do wonder what my penis would be like if it had the foreskin intact. But that’s not really the point — it’s all a fait accompli. The point is, now that we have the knowledge to know better, there isn’t a viable excuse for it. It’s legal, and it’s a choice given to parents to enact over their children. That’s not likely to change any time soon. I respect our rule of law, but I don’t agree with the activity. I’m not going to be morally outraged over those who okay the activity, but I would strongly advise against it. Okay, I’m off my soap box.