I found this fascinating and revealing..
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|Thu, 02-04-2010 - 10:30pm|
Apart from Circlist, which most pro-circ advocates are familiar with, I Googled for some further evidence supporting circumcision.
I hit upon the following link. It's a transcript of a radio or television broadcast (not sure which) from KPBS in North America, 25/1 this year. (Perhaps some of you have heard/seen it?) It makes a valiant attempt to present both sides of the divide.
Be warned that the opening argument is offered by a journalist who unfortunately habitually uses the interjection "you know" with nearly every breath - and he continues this way throughout the broadcast. I doubt he uses his 'you knows' when he writes!
Among other guests - in the studio and on the telephone - there's a welcome contribution from the founder of the MGM bill.
Do try to spend a little time reading it (I think the original broadcast was no more than 20 or 30 minutes.). And don't look at your scroll bar and imagine it's longer - online comments from readers follow.
I found it fascinating because we would never have a radio or TV discussion like this in the UK. The fact that the US does, is indicative of its efforts to persuade its parents for or against circumcision.
I found it revealing because the readers' comments are hugely in favour of leaving the foreskin alone. I must equate with the poster who said. "Foreskins are a source of joy, for their owners, and their owner's partners."
Why is the Internet filled with American anti-circumcision articles and opinions; but offers a relative dearth of pro-circumcision argument? The US still circumcises its boys in its millions. Who is fooling who??
"Education is the discovery of our own ignorance." Will Durant
"Almost any manmade phenomenon is explained by tradition, inertia - or both." Anon
Edited 2/5/2010 6:15 pm ET by cl-islaywhisky