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Leviathan meets the Incredible Hulk

The Willie I Have

Posted on 2007.01.26 at 08:34


mrsquizzical at 2007-01-26 21:22 (UTC) (Link)

i love maple more than string (to quote shocolate) as she said what i always say - re the 'looking like dad' thing. also the cleaniness thing - it's a furby with increased apparant credibility because for a while in america (and australia) people were so inexperienced with the care of uncut boys that there were some medical issues. but with a little bit of education most of these things are not an issue.

i hate that the topic means that a man may look at himself differently. admittedly many get defensive and bluster about being 'just fine thank you very much' as though it were a critisism of their performance somehow. but, as the mother of sons i can't let that guilt me into allowing an uneccesary procedure. if there is so much MORE available to them, why would i not fight for that?

re the female circumcision i agree with sarahenany's assertion that it devalues the argument against female circumcision of you say 'but it's ok for the blokes'. there is the perception that female circumcision is brutal, but male is necessary. i got all offended also at comparisons between removing 'a flap of skin' and actual flesh. the fact is that female circumcision varies greatly from tradition to tradition. in some cases it is a flap of skin also, in others the clitoris itself and others actual chunks of flesh. it is ALWAYS brutal. it is ALWAYS uneccesary.

(nb. my father is from jewish stock and i understand the tradition there, and the whole cultural reference also challenged. i'm not even 'going there' in this comment.)

the images i saw when i investigated circumcision were revolting. and i'm not talking about the sensational 'worst case scenarios'. the description that made the most impact on me was the comparison to removing a fingernail - with all that connective tissue.

like maple i have debated long and hard at various times about this, and now tend to back down a bit, taking comfort that i'm protecting my boys if nothing else. but when it comes up like this (shut up!) i have to throw my hat into the ring. *sigh*

L - i think your satisfaction with what you have is great. it's what we all aim for with ourselves, and for our kids. but also the realization that there could have been more? i think that is confronting and there can be the regrets etc.

and then you go back to being happy with yourself, and exactly how happy? i think you can keep to yourself huh? mr king of tmi. *grin*

*hugs all 'round*

Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-01-26 22:57 (UTC) (Link)
It's a weird experience. I guess it takes a real friend to just ruin your dick for you.
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