I’m simply amazed. I have never been referred to as a “disgusting, vile, stupid freak” before, at least not to my face, but I guess there’s a first time for everything. Really, after reading through the posts on this gem of a blog, I’m not all that offended. But this particular post brings up some issues with the debate about circumcision that I feel I need to address. And since I was asked ever so politely to not “pollute” her blog further, I decided I would instead use my own blog to release my “child-hating screeches”.
Bottom line, if you’re going to disagree with someone, try to remember that there is a difference in debating an issue, and simply berating people with whom you disagree. The validity of circumcisions is ripe for internet discourse, so long as the debate is centered on data, not hearsay or feelings. There is absolutely nothing worse than a self-proclaimed “academic” who spews hate of this sort without any evidence to support her attacks.
After talking to our pediatrician and other infectious disease experts about the data and discussing our own feelings on the matter, Hubby and I made the decision to circumcise our son for a mixture of health and cultural reasons – BOTH of which are valid. I stood by the doctor during the procedure and held my little Monkey’s hand; he barely cried, much less than he did when he was hungry and wanted to nurse, and the circ healed nicely within a couple of weeks. I don’t regret our decision one bit.
Now, if circumcision is not something you feel comfortable doing to/for your son, for whatever reason, that’s perfectly valid. If you think we were wrong to circumcise our son, that’s fine too. But comparing our decision, made from a desire to improve the quality of our son’s life, to mutilation, as occurs in a hate crime or sexual assault, due to a sick fetish on the part of the assailant, is quite depraved. Further, defending that accusation without a shred of actual data to back up your claims that circumcised men are either 1) sad, hapless victims, or 2) suffering from mommy issues, is downright irresponsible.
Now, excuse me while I get back to enjoying this beautiful holiday weekend with my Hubby and
what’s left of my son.