My wife and I are expecting our first son in a couple of months, and I was wondering if anyone had any pertinent advice/experience regarding circumcising a newborn.I grew up in the States and am…Continue
"As I learned in the last 10 months bringing a child into the world is essentially an extended exercise in evaluating risks and making decisions you think will do them the most good. I went back and forth on this for awhile, but then a few months ago…"
"It has been pointed out that females would avoid many "problems" if they had their labia removed soon after birth, but no one would do that because it would be considered barbaric.
Unfortunately, male circumcision has a history in…"
"1) No, but then, my genetics don't need enhancements.
2) Every day apparently.
3) The line of work I'm in, and my leisure time activities, precludes me from thinking anything that happens in a doctors office is…"
"Will is correct. Mine was a rebuttal, not a positive argument.
For #3, absolutely Yes. It's very hard to explain to a non-Semite what it feels like to be culturally or ethnically Jewish. I can give examples of concerns and offenses that…"
"To those who say a circumcised penis is more aesthetically pleasing, do you also bleach your childrens hair and make them wear blue contact lenses because that looks more attractive too?
To those who say they do it to their sons "to look…"
"Thank you Michael! My sentiments exactly! It is barbaric, antiquated and perverse to wilfully sexually mutilate a child. (as it is seen at least by us here in Europe.)
I can understand that there are religious aspects and they have their…"
"Not been online for a while but I am going to answer a few points here:
We have to invent the female equivalent out of words. Let's lay out the important characteristics:
1. Millennia-old practice - Yup, can't argue with that,…"
Cutting off a body part just so that it does not have to be washed is barbaric, and that is the most flattering adjective I can offer.
Appearance is a non issue. If it is, your son is a flasher. Or has really, really,…"
"Rebecca wins the thread, for reasons of proportion. (Except on the infant pain thing, I'd say; infants can't console themselves that it'll soon be over or it's worth it or anything; they just feel.) But the female…"
"We have to invent the female equivalent out of words. Let's lay out the important characteristics:
1. Millennia-old practice
2. Deep religious significance
3. Deep ethnic/cultural significance
4. Possibly puts patient at reduced risk of…"
"Thanks for all the replies, you helped me make up my mind. I ended up buying a peacoat instead, which is a lot more useful for me right now. As for the blazer, I decided that when I do get a jacket, I'll go for a grey or maybe navy one."
"History has always been a great interest of mine, so this is something I have given some thought and practice to. I often look at history as a sort of deep time psychology. Psychology, anthropology, and sociology are able to look at limited temporal…"
I decided to put this question in the main forum, because if it was in a group like The History Buffs, there would be a smaller audience. Because everyone learns history at some point in his education, it is a matter that could be of interest to almost all members and not just a select few.So we all have learned some form of history in school, from local to national to the histories of far off lands and times. What is it that we learn from people of bygone places and times? There are some…See More
"First of all you are 20, so the feelings are natural and normal. Actually it is a positive sign that you are thinking and aware.
I am a lawyer. It took for years of college and three years of law school. I loved being in school. Your career has to…"
"Providing goes under responsibility which is a virtue for women and men alike. But there is masculinity and femininity. And those things set the genders apart. Thats not the same as manliness
Masculinity is to a big degree a physical thing. If i…"
"Iam far away from earning six figures, but i made the transition from beeing a blue collar worker towards beeing a office worker.
Alltogether both sides do have their disatvantages and advantages. I made the change for a multitude of reasons. Some…"
"I don't know what you mean 'more' masculine. What is more masculine than providing a good living for your family? Manliness doesn't come from what you do, it's more than that. I know really manly business…"