Parents saying that circumcising their sons is their choice. It really isn't. It's been made your choice by a biased medical establishment pushing surgery for over 160 years.
a doctor came to tell you that it's your choice to cut your baby's
earlobes, I assume you would be shocked. If circumcision was not common
(as is the case of most of the world), and out of the blue a doctor came
and told you it was your choice to cut part of the penis of your
newborn, you would be shocked. It's only because the American medical
establishment has been enabling this behavior for 160 years, that nobody
even thinks about this as being strange.
problem is, when we tell people that they have been fooled, they get
angry not at the institution that fooled them, but at those who have the
guts to let you know you were fooled. Just like the American government
is making criminals out of whistleblowers who tell the crimes of the
you realized that American doctors push too much medicine? Overtreat?
Pushes pain killers that make people addicted and cause a growing black
market for pain drugs? Has birthing practices that cause excessive
distress, emergency c-sections, need for extended NICU stays, and even
brain injuries to babies? And yet you trust them when they tell you it's
your choice to cut a piece of your child's sexual organ?
have fooled you for 160 years. Open the blinders. They are selling you
unnecessary surgery, and they are justifying it based on cultural,
religious beliefs of personal preferences.
Cultural and religious beliefs are not an indication for surgery. They are not a medical symptom.
Personal preferences are not personal on someone else's body, not even your child.
Parents have a duty to be the guardians of their children. Not a right to shape them as they wish, as if they were bonsai trees.
You have been fooled.
don't want to shove beliefs down your throat. I want you to examine
your beliefs, where they come from, how they got there, and whether they
are valid any longer or not.
not trying to make you feel bad about past decisions. But if you learn
something, if you change your mind about your beliefs, you may be a part
of the change. You may help someone who is on the fence. You may teach
something to your children. The question is, are you willing to examine
your own beliefs? Are you willing to question the culture you grew up