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With every pregnancy announcement and upcoming birth, those of us who call ourselves "intactivists" just get STRESSED RIGHT FREAKIN' OUT. I swear, I have an ulcer.
Nothing says "Happy Holidays" like knowing that people you've spoken to about circumcision a dozen times (at LEAST) over the last several months, very likely just had their newly born son circumcised. And it's not as though they didn't know the facts. If they ignored the sea of information I gave them, the decision to cut him would have been completely based on the husband's insecurity with his own genitals. ("What's wrong with being circumcised? I'm circumcised! And my son will be too!")
What really GETS to me about this time of year when it comes to circumcision is that these adults are thinking of all of the super cute little outfits they're going to buy for their son. They're thinking of the gifts that they'll have for him under the tree. And they'll be spending two months flipping through flyers and websites, looking for that perfect gift for themselves. 'Tis the season for giving (and receiving), right?
I have this "crazy" idea. How about instead of worrying about which Christmas sweater you're going to buy your son, you just leave your him with the foreskin his body was meant to have, and call it even. It'll save you $24.99, and save him a lifetime of living with your idea of what his genitals "should" look like.
How about you just forgo the circumstraint, the tearing, the screaming, the trauma...
How about you just love your son for the person he is, without thinking that his penis was made so horribly wrong that it must be "fixed" before he goes home from the hospital because, *GASP*, what if someone was to see it intact?! The HORROR!!!
How about this holiday season, you leave your son's penis alone. Give him the gift of a whole, intact body. Your son's "package" came perfectly wrapped, exactly as it was designed to be. It's a gift that keeps on giving all throughout his life, and one that he'll never grow out of. (Which is more than I can say about that ugly sweater...)
|Christmas sweater...see what I mean?!|
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