Monday, August 30, 2010

Circumcision revisited

Here's for all the people (me included, in the beginning) who made the "oh, but he'll be so embarrassed in front of his friends" argument when we decided not to circumcise our boy: Circumcision Rates Falling Fast In U.S. Actually, no, it will be the uncircumcised kids the same age as Amir who are in the minority in the US (although probably not in Utah, but odds are, we don't stay here). 

Being in the majority, of course, is not the point. The point is not to be obsessed with being like everyone else, because what everyone else is doing shifts so often, there's no point.

Also I now consider myself an "intactivist."


  1. Our boys are not circumcised either, our reasoning: none. That's interesting the rates are falling though, family member often ask why we didn't and I really have no solid reason. I figured they can get it done later if they want to.

  2. Intactivist from the word Intact- not altered, impaired, or diminished; remaining uninjured, sound or whole. Goes along with uncircumcision.