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submitted 3 months ago by badbytes to c/nostupidquestions

Was just talking at dinner with family, and it seems a logical action to ban circumcision, as in most cases, doesn't have consent, and is a major (genitals are important) body modification. Can we ban it at the state level? Just a thought.

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[-] [email protected] 97 points 3 months ago

It would require that a significant portion of the population admit their parents mutilated them as infants.

For some reason, they refuse to admit they were mutilated without their consent.

Some of them have subsequently mutilated their own sons, and admitting that was mutilation is beyond their capacity.

[-] [email protected] 13 points 3 months ago

I was circumcised, I don't have a problem with that fact. I understand why people do have a problem with circumcision and I don't have an issue with it being banned.

Don't try to induce mental trauma in me for my past that I'm not bothered by.

[-] [email protected] 17 points 3 months ago

I have been physically punished when I did something bad as a kid. I'm not traumatized by that either but I still think it's good that it's illegal nowdays.

[-] [email protected] -2 points 3 months ago

I agree. And if people went around claiming you must be traumatized over it and lying to yourself you'd say they're full of shit. If someone was trying to convince you to be traumatized about it you'd tell them to fuck off.

[-] [email protected] 8 points 2 months ago

I don't think they're saying people are traumatized. That word has a meaning. They're saying people have issue reconciling the fact that their parents would do something like that to them and also that their parents are generally good people. Many people would rather not even consider that it wasn't the right call, because it makes it easier to hold those two beliefs at the same time. However, people make mistakes. Those aren't contradictory ideas if you can understand that people can be mislead.

[-] [email protected] 0 points 3 months ago

Good for you not being bothered by it. But I think it's rather easy to imagine that it can be a traumatizing experience and lead to psychological or physiological injuries. So it's a medical procedure that should only be prescribed by doctors or if you are an adult.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 months ago

Sure, I'm not arguing against that. I'm arguing against this mentality that everyone who has been circumcised should be carrying trauma over it, or must be carrying trauma but are lying to themselves. Don't say you're fighting on my behalf for something that doesn't bother me in the slightest.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 3 months ago

Fair point, not sure somebody is doing it and if so why, but that would be indeed contra productive. If someone does not feel traumatized why would anyone would want to convince them otherwise?

[-] [email protected] 1 points 3 months ago

Fair point, not sure somebody is doing it and if so why, but that would be indeed contra productive

The post I was replying to:

For some reason, they refuse to admit they were mutilated without their consent.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 3 months ago

For some reason, they refuse to admit they were mutilated without their consent.

I'm not sure that is exactly how they meant it, but I can see you interpret it that way. An unnecessary, irreversible medical operation was performed on you without your consent, but since you are not bothered by it - good for you.

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