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To all our regular posters and welcome lurkers...
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Wed, 04-06-2011 - 12:18am

Why are we here on this board? We all agree with each other. Routine male infant circumcision in the US is dying its long awaited and inevitable death.

When did we last have a pro-circ point from any poster to consider? I have done my best to invite any parents across iVillage with a pro or undecided point of view about male circumcision (infant or older) to debate with us.

I'm your CL on a debate board with nothing to debate. Some of you will say, again, that we have lurkers who will read and take in our information. But do we do it any better than iVillage's Foreskin Support board -

"Education is the discovery of our own ignorance." Will Durant


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Registered: 01-15-2009
Sat, 04-09-2011 - 8:56am

Christopher, like Kristi, I would like to see this board remain "intact" (nice one!!).

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Registered: 12-01-2010
Sat, 04-09-2011 - 7:48pm

"Further proof that debating the issue today is pointless, Frank. Why flog a dead horse?"

The horse is not dead yet Christopher.

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Sat, 04-09-2011 - 10:45pm

Hakunan... thank you for your response, I was hoping for your input.

hakunangovi wrote:

Christopher, like Kristi, I would like to see this board remain "intact" (nice one!!).

"Education is the discovery of our own ignorance." Will Durant


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Sun, 04-10-2011 - 12:00am
frank_speaks wrote:

"Further proof that debating the issue today is pointless, Frank. Why flog a dead horse?"

The horse is not dead yet Christopher

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Registered: 01-15-2009
Sun, 04-10-2011 - 10:38am

My point is that we have become a superfluous addition to these support boards, when our purpose should be to debate with those who are staunch believers in male circumcision. We can't fulfill our role when we have no one to debate with.

I did offer an alternative which no one has commented on yet. But, frankly, when push comes to shove, aren't we better employed adding our voice to the swell of anti-circ opinion embodied in the many internet support boards?

Christopher, I see your point, and you are quite correct.

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Sun, 04-10-2011 - 6:54pm
hakunangovi wrote:

"Education is the discovery of our own ignorance." Will Durant


"Almost any manmade phenomenon i

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-11-2011
Mon, 04-11-2011 - 1:40pm

As the economy comes back and white babies are born again the circ rate will be way above 60%. The low for 1999 was due to white Americans not breeding.......Living in Hawaii we have a circumcision rate well above 90%.

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Registered: 12-01-2010
Mon, 04-11-2011 - 7:51pm

Michael, The economy has little to do with whites having babies.

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Registered: 12-01-2010
Mon, 04-11-2011 - 7:52pm

Also, no where in the 50 states is the circumcision rate "well above 90%."

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Mon, 04-11-2011 - 9:57pm

Frank... MaiTai's return is proving my point.

Is he offering considered and healthy debate? Obviously the answer is "no". I have welcomed him again in the hope he can take stock and join us as an adult to discuss his standpoint with intelligent and persuasive argument.

I fear he never will. (MaiTai - any comment?)

He is apparently the best we can hope for, and his 'best' is simply not good enough - unless his input changes. Remember Baby4Me2 on the old BabyCenter debate board? You weren't around at its demise, of course, but she was the troll who caused it to be finally shut down.

Christopher

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