Circumcision is a sort of like branding a steer. It marks the child as belonging to a religion. It is done without anaesthetic, without consent. Done to an adult without consent it would be considered aggravated assault. My brother had it done as a teen and told me it was very painful. There is usually no medical need for it. It can be postponed until the child is old enough to give consent. The original motive was to dull sexual pleasure, the same as female circumcision. The child’s benefit has nothing to do with it. It is a very high handed thing to do to another. Religion is no excuse. Consent should be required. The hypocrisy of advocating male circumcision while protesting female circumcision is based on excusing the sins of one’s own religion.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)