Because Sometimes More is More

 

factualfiction:

blondhousewife:

I hope dear old Dad picked up a sign stating that he doesn’t know how to park.

Reminds me of this…


This is going to be a bit off-topic, and my reaction to the “controversy” around this kind of child punishment is simple. It’s public humiliation pure and simple, which is a very harsh form of punishment that feels in no way appropriate for children. Would I go so far as to label it child abuse? Probably.

factualfiction:

blondhousewife:

I hope dear old Dad picked up a sign stating that he doesn’t know how to park.

Reminds me of this…

This is going to be a bit off-topic, and my reaction to the “controversy” around this kind of child punishment is simple. It’s public humiliation pure and simple, which is a very harsh form of punishment that feels in no way appropriate for children. Would I go so far as to label it child abuse? Probably.

(Source: blondmisanthrope)

Because some of my readers may not be aware of the ritual, known as metzizah b’peh, I will describe it. Following the “usual” steps involved in a circumcision (i.e., stroking the baby’s penis to make it erect, stripping the foreskin from the head of the penis, and cutting the foreskin off), in metzizah b’peh the mohel (ritual circumciser) then “removes blood from the wound with his mouth” (this is the news media’s description; in other words, the mohel sucks the baby’s bloody penis). It was this final insult added to injury that caused the death of the poor baby boy in question.

(From the IA blog)

Oral suction aside, has anybody else heard of infant penises being aroused in order facilitate circumcisions? Am I naive in having a hard time believing it to be true??

Comparison of Western Australia regulation of canine tail and ear docking vs. regulation of infant male circumcision

thelastnavigator:

In Western Australia, who is protected by law, from painful, unnecessary surgical procedures on an non-concenting patient,

Is it the baby or the puppy?

The PUPPY receives these recommends from the RSPCA:

“The RSPCA is opposed to the cosmetic tail docking of dogs because the procedure is…

Did you know?

thelastnavigator:

Australian circumcision advocate, Professor Brian Morris, lists “Bathroom splatter” and “Zipper injury” as reasons to circumcise infants on his web site.

His Website also includes a section on “circumcision humor”

Would this cartoon still be funny if the words on the window were Brayview female circumcision clinic with the caption “you’re right…..these sun dried tomatoes are rather chewy” 

It is hard to believe that anyone would take Brian Morris seriously.

But remember, this is from a man that is usually part of every Australian news story covering infant circumcision, providing what he sees as a “level playing field” when disguising circumcision.

“For sure, there will be people who don’t want it done, just as there are opponents of vaccination, but the benefits are so incredibly vast that any parent not wanting their child circumcised REALLY needs a good talking to.”

Professor Brian Morris, on Channel 7’s Sunday Night programme.

thelastnavigator:

Ryan McCallister,  discusses the elephant in the room: amputation of healthy body parts from babies.

Ryan is apparently a public health professional, who in this 30 min video gives a lecture about the effects of neo-natal circumcision at George Washington University.

Feel to open up the video in another window while you Tumbl, and let Ryan’s voice both sooth and estore some of your lost faith in humanity. I’d certainly like to try my hand in something like that at least once in my life.