Wednesday, May 02, 2007


"Circumcision is a perfect example of the triumph of emotion and outdated and unproven beliefs over common sense and scientific data."

"I've seen circumcisions done in the delivery room. Welcome to the world, baby boy - now to initiate you properly, we're going to cut off one of the most sensitive parts of your body with no anesthesia!"

Both quotes are by Dr. Christiane Northrup, she rocks!

Isn't a little unfair that girls in this country can go home whole and healthy and so many boys go home with an open wound and in pain? Its only by chance that cutting girls didn't catch on, it was started at the same time as cutting boys, but its harder to do. If girls were still cut, parents in America would still be making excuses for keeping that tradition alive, the same way they justify removing healthy parts of a baby boy. Crazy.


S. said...

Yes, I totally agree!

clara said...

I knew you did! I saw your post on Midwife with a knife. I can't beleive this still goes on --totally nuts.

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