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    I find it disgusting that in the 21st century we still allow parents to mutilate the genitals of their children for ritualistic purposes. If an adult wants to have part of his penis removed for whatever reason, then let him go ahead, but to enforce it on a defenceless child is abhorrent. It's child abuse, it's sick, and it's a barbaric practice that needs to stop.
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    I don't feel as strongly about it as you, but I agree.
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    I find no problem in it, and its harder to do as you grow up so earlier the better in my opinion
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    (Original post by haloturk)
    I find no problem in it, and its harder to do as you grow up so earlier the better in my opinion
    Why do it though?
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    I agree, but not strongly enough to elaborate.
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    I was circumcised when I was under 18 and I have no problem with it.

    Stop worrying about my penis and get on with your own life
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    Baby say it shood be banned....
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    Yep.
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    I was circumcised before my 18th and i like how my penis looks now.
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    It is immoral, yes.
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    I think it should be banned. I mean, lets face it - if i had a child and had the bottom of his earlobe hacked off it wouldn't be considered quite so acceptable yet parents are routinely allowed to get away with mutilating their young infants genitals.
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    (Original post by Diaz89)
    I was circumcised when I was under 18 and I have no problem with it.

    Stop worrying about my penis and get on with your own life
    You're an individual example out of millions.

    Are you implying we shouldn't fight for the human rights of children, even though they may not be directly related to us?
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    I'm under 18 ... So, if my mam decides that I have an unacceptable excess of foreskin, she can just have it slashed off without consent? :lolwut: that aint right!
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    (Original post by Diaz89)
    I was circumcised when I was under 18 and I have no problem with it.

    Stop worrying about my penis and get on with your own life
    You have reached the limit of how many posts you can rate today!
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    Completely agree
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    (Original post by lovely_me)
    You're an individual example out of millions.

    Are you implying we shouldn't fight for the human rights of children, even though they may not be directly related to us?
    Yes the first thing that comes to mind when someone says human rights is foreskin :rolleyes:

    I think most people are concerned with combating diseases and poverty which ironically with the prior, circumcision helps to prevent

    (Original post by damidude)
    You have reached the limit of how many posts you can rate today!

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    Mutilate implies it has a detrimental effect when it actually doesn't.

    I'm circumcised and quite frankly I think un-cut ones look weirder and like how mine looks
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    Yes ban it, "ban this filth"
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    (Original post by Potiron)
    Why do it though?
    Well it was religion in the first place,
    I would most likely have done it in the future because apparently its more hygenic, Might not be off course ...Plus porn stars do it lol
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    I'm sorry but there are MUCH bigger issues out there than circumcision, and personally I'd rather not (if/when I can help it) busy myself worrying about such relatively insignificant things.

    Personally though I'm pretty indifferent towards it, besides women are allowed to make much bigger decissions about their children than circumcission though although that's not a topic I'm awfully bothered about getting into right now =P.
 
 
 
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