I received an unsolicited e-mail several weeks back from a reader warning me about having Junior's johnson circumcised. The sender was adamant about it being inhuman and no longer required in today's modern society. She then warned me about those that would try to force their views on me, even when I hadn't asked for their opinions, ironic no?

I realized there's a war on Circumcision being waged, the battle lines have clearly been drawn.
Circumcision: You're either fore-skin or not.

Posted by phineas g. at 01:36 PM on December 27, 2005 | TrackBack


This is one of those issues, like religion, that just should not be discussed in polite company. Everyone has their own beliefs and one party should not be forcing the issue down another party's throat.

Having said that: I happily leave that decision to DH. I figure I haven't ever had to provide care and feeding for one of those things, how would I know which is best?

FYI: We're circumsizing the little guy. And it's our decision. And I will tolerate no discussion from anyone else on the subject.

Posted by: Margi at December 27, 2005 02:20 PM

OH, that was bad!

Uh, having had four daughters, I am very pleased to say that this was never an issue for us. Had we been blessed with a boy, odds are, we'd be in the 'not' category.

It's kinda funny that you'd get that email. Ironic? Yes.

Posted by: Theresa at December 27, 2005 03:17 PM

We had Clone Circumcised when he was born. We also had everyone and their mother stick their noses in and tell us one way or another on what we should do. We ended up asking a couple of doctors not involved, took their oppinions, applied the fact that I had been circumcised and decided to have it done.

The choice is the parents. Let them do their own research and make their own decision.

Posted by: Contagion at December 28, 2005 12:29 PM

exactly. It's up to you and the missus.

Posted by: caltechgirl at December 28, 2005 02:14 PM