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Circumcision: A Social Status in the UK ?

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Amazonia Fri 25-Apr-14 09:06:41

Curiously in the UK, circumcision is now a matter of social class. While the "ordinary" folks rarely circumcise, circumcision is prevalent in the upper class as well as in the Royal family.

Bunbaker Fri 25-Apr-14 09:08:30

Is it?

Sallyingforth Fri 25-Apr-14 09:10:52

Here we go again!


DogCalledRudis Fri 25-Apr-14 09:11:06


Bemused33 Fri 25-Apr-14 09:11:13

Is little Prince George 'done'?

LaurieFairyCake Fri 25-Apr-14 09:12:25

I don't think the upper classes routinely mutilate their babies


ElleMcFearsome Fri 25-Apr-14 09:13:34

Usually I wouldn't bother asking this, but as your OP reads like a thesis statement I will: what is the nature of your AIBU?

callamia Fri 25-Apr-14 09:14:12

How would this be evident? Is it something we have to declare at some point? God, this baby raising is a minefield.

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 25-Apr-14 09:17:11

Oh yabu to kick this argument off again.

HellonHeels Fri 25-Apr-14 09:18:04


Regrettably I haven't shagged enough toffs to comment.

gordyslovesheep Fri 25-Apr-14 09:18:18

erm links? Evidence? or do we just take your word for it OP?

Amazonia Fri 25-Apr-14 09:19:34

I heard he wasn't done in the hospital at birth but a few days later by a well known mohel ( like Charles)

Martorana Fri 25-Apr-14 09:19:38

Daily Telegraph article on the subject. No more to be said, really.

Amazonia Fri 25-Apr-14 09:22:10

Just wondering if this is likely to show up as a norm in order to situate someone in a specific social class....

Hoppinggreen Fri 25-Apr-14 10:22:18

Interesting - so now it's not about about saying sofa or settee or lounge or front room or loo or toilet it's about your dick!!!

Martorana Fri 25-Apr-14 10:34:41

I don't think any more, hopping. But certainly when my much older brothers were at posh schools, their uncircumcised state caused some amusement among their peers.

Andrewofgg Fri 25-Apr-14 10:36:01

The unkindest cut of all . .

SuzzieScotland Fri 25-Apr-14 10:37:18

Am I being stupid, only been with one cut guy and didn't really notice the inch of skin cut off

Fairylea Fri 25-Apr-14 10:37:28

Does anyone really care whether their son fits into posh willy circles? Surely it just shows how the upper classes have more money than sense. If it's even true.....

Circumcision should be illegal unless it is entirely for medical reasons.

WilsonFrickett Fri 25-Apr-14 10:53:39

Nah, I've shagged a lot of people, a reasonable subset of them were toffs, and the only circumcised people I've shagged were American.

While anecdote isn't data, it was a fairly large sample size...

Amazonia Fri 25-Apr-14 10:55:45

SuzzieScotland : If you didn't notice any difference, maybe he was only mildly cut ?

whatadrama Fri 25-Apr-14 11:00:39

Prince William didnt look as though he was and i would put him in the upper class bracket.

meditrina Fri 25-Apr-14 11:01:09

That (old) a telegraph article is about how the practice died out in the 'upper' classes.

It's generational isn't it? It was still commonly carried out in the 1950s, but numbers plummeted since then.

Amazonia Fri 25-Apr-14 11:01:18

Hoppinggreen : Only guessing>>>All those material stuff, one can buy that. Displaying a circumcised thing, shows that when you were born, your parents got your status stamped on your body and this stamp cannot be erased, no matter what.

Amazonia Fri 25-Apr-14 11:10:48

Fairylea : Are you urging for a communist world when you say that circumcision should be illegal? But then, some have long foreskins, others have shorter ones... How would you make that uniform?

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