Re: violence...

J. R. Molloy (
Mon, 27 Sep 1999 11:07:03 -0700

Lee Daniel Crocker wrote,
>medical quackery, circumcision (that one's particularly hard to
>sneak in), and a few other subjects

In a thread concerned with violence (the subject of this one), I don't think that anyone needs to "sneak in" discussion of circumcision. After all, prepucectomy (AKA male genital mutilation, or removal of the foreskin) most definitely constitutes a violent act -- especially since it often occurs without the use of anaesthetics.

In California, anyone who would strap a puppy to a board and cut off the end of its sex organ (without anesthesia) could spend time in prison. Yet doing the same to a baby boy entails no penalty. It seems to me that "circumcision" really involves some deep-seated hatred of male sexuality.

Note also the complete absence of any studies to determine possible psychological effects of this traumatic experience. Disregard for male sexuality permeates Western civilization to such a degree that no one even cares to investigate the matter.

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