Personally I would choose not to do this if I had a son one day because I don't feel religiously obligated to do it. I also think there should be pain relief used for those babies who are circed, but I don't think that parents who choose to have their sons circed are bad people. I respect people who would choose to do that even if I would not.It's a cosmetic/religious surgery that leaves the organ in question fully functional and only removes a small piece of skin. It is not in any way the same as female circ which condemns women to feel nothing or removes some organs entirely. Also to compare it to rape is completely insane. Rape causes serious life-long damage mentally and emotionally and to compare circ to rape is offensive especially considering that boys don't even remember having the surgery.I also think that the motivation behind this has to be anti-Semitism because why would their cartoons be demonizing Jewish mohels in a Nazi-like fashion, while not condemning Muslims or many Christians for doing the same thing?
@muman613: I would much prefer it if the babies had pain relief, and if I had a son I wouldn't get it done until they were old enough to decide for themselves if that's what they wanted and that's just how I feel about it, but I don't feel religiously obligated to do so. I don't think parents who would make a different decision would be bad parents though at all and I think at the very least there should be a religious exemption to this law.Anyone who thinks male circ and female circ are the same must be an idiot because as you said the male circ does not ruin the function of the organ, it's pretty much a cosmetic/symbolic change and not really a mutilation. Also it's certainly NOT the same as rape! Anyone who thinks that is also an idiot! They speak about this issue as if the whole penis is being cut off or something, not even close. It is just a small piece of skin.I am pretty sure that this law was at least partly intended as being anti-Semitic and that's what motivates its supporters. Most Jewish people are nice people and I don't think it's right for a group like that to be targeted. It's interesting to me how the cartoons defending this proposed ban show Jewish mohels as evil in a Nazi-like fashion but apparently don't show Muslims or Christians as evil when they do the same thing.I can feel a really strong hatred from many of these posters toward Jews in particular and I think it's creepy.
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