Brian S (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fri, 1 Oct 1999 11:21:56 -0700 (PDT)
- email@example.com wrote:
> Brian S <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > --- "J. R. Molloy" <email@example.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Well then, if human patients (baby boys in the
> > > of male genital mutilation)
> > > cannot hope to experience protection as good as
> > > provided to animals, that
> > > supports my contention that this instance of
> > > violence toward men and masculinity
> > > (amputating the prepuce) exemplifies hatred (or
> > > best, indifference) toward
> > > male sexuality. The absence of any research
> > > to determine the
> > > psychological effects of circumcision provides
> > > further evidence of aversion to
> > > the subject of men's issues.
> > >
> > > --J. R.
> > Actually, I think this is just a case of tradition
> > being very hard to overcome.
> There may be less of a tradition there than you
> think. In a very
> casual search of under five minutes, I found
> numerous references to
> the topic area. A real effort at scholarship would
> probably turn up
> a broader array of references. The belief that
> there is an "absence
> of any research studies to determine the
> psychological effects of
> circumcision" does not appear to be the case.
What I meant was that tradition is what accounts for
circumcision more than any particular hatred toward
Thanks for the heads up, though.
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