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US Jewish Parents Question Circumcision

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broizfam
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 3246 Posts
Thursday, January 23, 2014 7:06:01 AM
(sorry)
and to influence their opinion against it.

"Humans aren't noted for rationality or consistency." ---That`s definitely correct!

broizfam
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 3246 Posts
Thursday, January 23, 2014 7:02:17 AM
@SavageChef,
As a Jew, a man, and a doctor, I still don't know why it`s become a religious tradition. And, in fact, it has become quite common even in the non-Jewish community.

@Angilion,
No. It`s not standard medical practice and, in fact, has nothing to do with the extremely small potential for damaging infection in the future. It`s done only if the parents want it. It`s also being tried in some African nations where HIV is rampant to see if removal of that blind pocket can help reduce the transmission rate. People who are really against it keep calling it "mutilation". Technically speaking, I suppose it is but it`s removal of a piece of skin that`s about 1 x 2 centimeters and about a millimeter thick. It takes about 5 minutes. It`s not much of a mutilation (unless there`s a screw-up during the procedure). The baby is, typically, happily sucking at Mom`s breast 10-15 minutes later. "Mutilation" is used simply to scare people who don`t know and in

SavageChef
Female, 50-59, Western US
 2089 Posts
Thursday, January 23, 2014 2:01:04 AM
Okay, and why did the Jewish guys dream up this? As in, why was there a problem with boy's weiner skin? I don`t understand this, being neither a Jew, a man, or a doctor. Also, I only gave birth to girls, so this never came up.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11283 Posts
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 6:12:57 PM
broizfam:

Is it standard medical practice to cuts parts off of infants bodies because of a very small chance that those parts might possibly become infected decades later?

It isn't, is it?

There`s a good reason why it isn`t, isn`t there?

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11283 Posts
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 6:08:42 PM
I've heard several women state that they think an uncircumcised penis is "disgusting". Whenever I`ve asked why, the only answer I`ve ever gotten was, "It just is!". I still don`t get it.


It`s social conditioning. If a mutilation is common enough and enforced strongly enough by conditioning, a significant number of people will find a lack of that mutilation disgusting.

Of course, it wouldn`t stop them thinking that other mutilations from other cultures are disgusting. Humans aren`t noted for rationality or consistency.

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