Please, no kudos for female genital circumcision

Lou Paulsen wwchi at
Sat Aug 5 21:01:52 MDT 2000

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> I am sure male circumcision is as bad, but it, at least, does not
>have the same psychological and sexual repercussions on men as it does
>on women.

No :-(  It's not one thousandth as bad.  :-( Male circumcision removes some
skin which serves no real function and doesn't have very many nerve endings
in it.  Furthermore it is mostly performed on infants, and there are
arguments that it actually has some medical use.  The operation analogous to
clitoridectomy would be penectomy, not circumcision.


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