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    • EuropeanMan
    • 21.10.13 | 08:48 (IDT)

    This article is full of contradictions. The author states himself that there is an abusive cycle in circumcision and that many circumcised men reverse the procedure: "A father is abused as an infant, and therefore inflicts the same abuse upon his own son. ... And it is true that there are men who, later on in life, undergo reverse circumcision in an effort to undo the procedure.", and yet he claims that circumcision is not traumatic and generalizes from himself: "I have never felt it to be an impediment to me sexually and never have I come across circumcised individuals who feel differently." But at the same time, he acknowledges that there are men who feel their circumcision is an impediment. Also, he states that circumcision does not seem cruel because it's the norm in certain places, but at the same time he denounces FGM which is also the norm in certain places. And finally, the report from the European Council nowhere mentions a ban on circumcision. So, the author has misunderstood the report and nonetheless he agrees with its main conclusion: "It is important, as the EU resolution states, to ensure that the conditions within which the procedures are performed meet necessary standards." Overall, the author is lauding the report from the council but he is trying to make a point about something that the report does not state.

    from the article: Europe's shudder at circumcision
    First published 17:24 20.10.13 | Last updated 17:24 20.10.13
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