I have avoided weighing in on the circumcision debate until now. While there are those who think this should be a main MRA issue, it’s not something I think about. I’m circumcised and since that is what I have always known, I don’t feel like I was violated or victimized. I have to agree with Ferdinand.
That being said I do agree with the idea that if there is no reason to perform a surgery (such as circumcision) then it shouldn’t be done. If I ever had any sons, I doubt I would have them circumcised. Hestia provides a very compelling argument against circumcision.
I always try to take the pro-male position on anything so I started reading up on the pro vs. con arguments for circumcision. Hestia’s post provides us a good pro-male reason to be against circumcision. However, as I started investigating I realized that both sides of the circumcision argument have been feminized. The pro-circumcision argument is obviously feminized. Baby boys are having unnecessary operations done on them and the original reasoning had to do with stupid anti-masturbation arguments.
Just because one side is obviously feminized does not make the other side of an argument pro-male. I started looking into the anti-circumcision argument and organizations and forums. What I found was disturbing. Rather than finding solid logical arguments on the anti-circumcision side such as medical procedures that are unnecessary should not be done and Hestia’s excellent point, I found a bunch of shrieking extremists just like Foseti did. I expected to find more men making the anti-circumcision argument. Instead I found a bunch of women. These women were saying the craziest things such as that circumcised men couldn’t have sex properly. One woman claimed that because most men in the US of her age were circumcised that she never really has had sex. These women kept trying to convince circumcised men that they were permanently “damaged” and incapable of proper sex. I even came across comments from this one woman, a mother, who by default had her first son circumcised. After seeing the pain her oldest son went through she and her husband didn’t have their subsequent sons circumcised. That sounds reasonable except after that she went on to talk about over and over how “damaged” her son was and how she couldn’t look at her son without knowing that his dick has been permanently harmed. She said that she couldn’t stop thinking about how her oldest son would never be able to really have sex. I have been circumcised and I have had no trouble with sex. The only reason this woman’s oldest son will have any problems is not because of circumcision but because his mother is a loon that is obsessed with her son’s dick. No one on this anti-circumcision forum noticed how bizarre and creepy it was to think about a son’s dick. These women were not concerned with the boys circumcision was actually happening to. Notice how it’s all about them. It’s a form of attention whoring.
Knowing this I realized that anti-circumcision can be used by women to hide their anti-male attitudes. I’m sure there are plenty of women who will claim to be not anti-male because they are “against circumcision”. After boys are a week old these women will throw them to the wolves. When it counts with issues such as the sexual harassment industry, the false rape industry, or the divorce court system these women will be solidly anti-male. A man who is the victim of one of these things isn’t going to care if he has his foreskin or not.
A while back I read a man say that there are two things that the MRM should not concern themselves with, abortion and circumcision. I still have to agree because there are separate anti-abortion and anti-circumcision organizations and both are used as cover for women to hide how they are anti-male.