Monday, April 21, 2014

Child Circumcision: An Elephant in the Hospital

With many things in life, we take sides. We are either "for" or "against." On each side, you'll find extremists who will spin data to fit their view. Homeschooling, vaccinations, cochlear implants... you name it, we can argue about it.

I often don't share a lot of intactivism material because much of it is in-your-face and extreme, even vulgar.  Intactivism is the support of keeping children intact, as God created them, without altering their genitals in any way. 

Finally, a very well-done, scientific, reasonable video about genital cutting, which we call circumcision.  (He will talk about why our language is important.)

This is NOT intended pour guilt on parents who have already had their children circumcised. We parents simply have done what our parents and their parents did. We did what was culturally acceptable and even expected. We didn't have all the information. Parents are also victims of the practice.  But knowledge brings change.  Already, the US is at 50% circumcised and 50% intact.

I am *thrilled* to see that this is correctly closed captioned! Thank you to Ryan or to whomever took the time to edit the captioning. It is no small task and is GREATLY appreciated!

Without any more commentary from me, here is this fabulous video. Please share!