Because Sometimes More is More
You don’t think “MY BODY, MY CHOICE!” should also apply to circumcision.
wait I’m a feminist and I totally believe that circumcision should be a choice..
Straw feminism: You’re doing it right.
I can see why you’d view this as a straw argument, given that there are numerous feminists who are strongly opposed to circumcision, but this criticism actually holds a lot of truth. I’ll give you just a few examples.
When I spoke out against infant male circumcision, one response that I encountered was an angry reaction from some feminists. They accused me of detracting from the horror of female genital mutilation and weakening the case against it by speaking about it and infant male circumcision in the same context.
Women’s rights groups and social policy makers also condemned the decision [to criminalize childhood male circumcision in Germany], but for the reason that it would have the effect of putting male and female circumcision on the same footing
This kind of view is regularly repeated when the issue of circumcision is omitted from relevant discussions, or acknowledged in a strictly limited fashion—particularly when a comparison to female circumcision is involved. And then there’s stuff like this.
I’ll be blunt. Many feminists ignore or oppose criticisms of circumcision because it’s a clear instance where men are disadvantaged under women (in Western countries), which contradicts their central idea of equality being a one way street.