Consensual Assault - UK

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Sat, 07-17-2010 - 11:19pm

Here I am: an Englishman in a nation that culturally, habitually and reasonably abhors boy circumcision to the extent that our secular male child circumcision rate is about 2.3%.


YET...


We outlawed female circumcision, child and adult, in 1986. But we still allow male circumcision - child and adult - to this day, without censure.


See the link below and help me understand how so much of our world, historically and currently, are beset with such an impassioned need to rid the penis of its foreskin. I'm well aware of historical events and present cultural pressures; but evolution, at the least, would have naturally rid male mammals of their foreskins by this time if they were redundant.


The link is not pleasant...


http://www.norm-uk.org/news.html?action=showitem&item=1298


Christopher


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CL - Circumcision Debate


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Registered: 07-19-2010
Mon, 07-19-2010 - 5:21am

What is wrong with these people? Monsters!

Red

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Mon, 07-19-2010 - 9:21pm

Hi Red, thank you for your reply -


CL - Circumcision Debate


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Mon, 08-02-2010 - 7:54am
Non-consensual male circumcision is an abomination, yet Britain still allows it -
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Mon, 08-02-2010 - 5:35pm

"If there were an outcry against it, it would come to an end."


There will never be an outcry while we continue to accept male child circumcision for religious or pseudo-religious reasons.


Christopher




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Edited 8/4/2010 7:18 pm ET by cl-islaywhisky

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Registered: 09-16-2009
Tue, 08-03-2010 - 10:52am

A slight technical correction, Chris:


In the UK female genital cutting has been illegal since 1985. The Prohibition of Female Circumcision Act 1985 came into force on the 16th September 1985.


It has since been updated with the more recent Female Genital Mutilation Act (2003) and the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation (Scotland) Act (2005).

 

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Registered: 07-02-2009
Wed, 08-04-2010 - 7:37pm

OK James, thank you. My '1986' was from recalling a news item at that time, so I suppose you could say I was close!


Christopher


P.S. By the way, I was 'Chris' throughout my boyhood, but was named Christopher -


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