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What do you all think about male circumcision?

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Zippy1111 Thu 14-Feb-13 23:15:12

Please hear me out instead of dismissing this post as a "whiny MRA post"

To be more specific male circumcision done on baby boys and young boys for non-medical reasons?

I am personally against it for these reasons:

-The foreskin is a part of the body and everyone should have the right to an intact body

-Babies cannot give consent

-The foreskin is full of nerves. Removal means less pleasure from sex/masturbation. The glans of the penis eventually becomes desensitized after rubbing against clothing instead of being kept lubricated by the foreskin.

-Last Nov a baby boy in Manchester bled to death after being circumcised (for medical reasons)

If it is to be done, I believe it is best for the boy to make the decision for himself when he becomes old enough

Darkesteyes Mon 18-Feb-13 15:17:12

Just cracked up at Hecate.

HecateWhoopass Mon 18-Feb-13 11:01:03

Oh, so his penis is doing the talking?

My mistake.

I thought it was his arse.

SolidGoldBrass Mon 18-Feb-13 10:58:42

He's convinced that sooner or later the Power of his Mighty Penis will mean he wins an argument. Despite the fact that he always ends up getting laughed at and pwned.

HecateWhoopass Mon 18-Feb-13 08:09:17

Ah. So he was just looking for a fight.

He just wasn't happy until he'd engineered an argument, was he?

Why on earth do they do it? I don't understand.

Darkesteyes Mon 18-Feb-13 00:12:27

Oh im with you. Sorry to be a bit thick tonight.
OP you havent really helped your "cause" you know.

runningforthebusinheels Mon 18-Feb-13 00:11:15

He's on AIBU again now. He's getting a bit SHOUTY and quoting a thread that's 5 years old as evidence that we're all man-hating harpies.


seeker Mon 18-Feb-13 00:08:29

Misogynist Rape Apologist.


TheDoctrineOfSciAndNatureClub Mon 18-Feb-13 00:05:24

Male Rights' Activist- MRA

Running, colour me surprised grin

FastidiaBlueberry Mon 18-Feb-13 00:03:05

I'd better not answer that.

Someone else tell her...

Darkesteyes Mon 18-Feb-13 00:02:21

Looks like im a bit late. Sorry to be a bit slow but whats MRA.

runningforthebusinheels Sun 17-Feb-13 23:57:49

I'm amazed to see the same poster supporting page 3 on another thread.

Who'd have thunk it?

FastidiaBlueberry Sun 17-Feb-13 23:54:16

You have to admire his persistence if nothing else.

Actually maybe not so much admire...

Just acknowledge, perhaps?

He has so much dedication to the cause. grin

TheDoctrineOfSciAndNatureClub Sun 17-Feb-13 23:53:52

Thanks Rowan.

seeker Sun 17-Feb-13 23:51:26

He's back already, I suspect.....

FastidiaBlueberry Sun 17-Feb-13 23:50:40

Imagine my surprise...

He'll be back tomorrow.


runningforthebusinheels Sun 17-Feb-13 23:31:10

Thanks Rowan.

These pesky MRA types must just love us so much - they can't keep away grin

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 17-Feb-13 23:21:47


I'm afraid we've discovered, rather late in the day, that this OP is a poster who's been banned and re-banned many, many times.

We've deleted most of the OP's posts (other than the first one as then we might as well delete entire thread) but inclined to leave thread standing as a discussion.

Sorry for being slow on the uptake on this one.

FastidiaBlueberry Sun 17-Feb-13 22:06:15


Norty Whichisbest

SolidGoldBrass Sun 17-Feb-13 22:05:37

Zippy: there are organisations campaigning to help the homeless and and indeed cure prostate cancer. Just like there are organisations campaigning to stop vivisection/save the NHS/promote global peace. People support and work for one or more organisations, depending on their particular priorities, but generally people working on (for instance) saving children in the developing world do not expect to be interrupted and told to divert their energies to fundraising for a donkey sanctuary - or vice versa. Feminism is for and about women, so while most if not all feminists would deplore non-medically-necessary male circumcision (as does anyone who isn't a superstitious idiot), feminists are not going to prioritize it as a campaign or a cause.

FloraFox Sun 17-Feb-13 21:53:30

Sorry Hecate that was for VisualiseAHorse not you.

AmandaPayne Sun 17-Feb-13 21:53:26

Hectate - No, I don't think it was ever actually about male circumcision. Though it doesn't mean your post was wasted. I had no idea that the sort of issues coming up in your family still happened these days. A number of people have said that. So we've learned something which is important about a human rights issue. That's more worthwhile than a lot of posts on MN (my own very much included) grin

WhichIsBest Sun 17-Feb-13 21:50:36

I am entirely in favour of male circumcision because there is evidence that it reduces rates of cervical cancer in women.

(I really only said that to try to make smoke come out of some MRA fellow's ears somewhere out there. MRAs are sooooo tedious.)

WorriedTeenMum Sun 17-Feb-13 21:49:56

I have never understood why it is done for religious purposes. Surely it is an impertinence, a way of saying that God (whichever one) got the human design wrong and left what? A bit of sprue? Like an Airfix model?

If I was a God I would definitely be smiting for implying that I got the build wrong.

HecateWhoopass Sun 17-Feb-13 21:48:01

I was talking about the intention of the OP.

FloraFox Sun 17-Feb-13 21:46:50

I'll leave that one for the people on this thread who were advocating circumcision ie nobody

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