The irony/hypocrisy that you could post this, yet you support infant male genital cutting (circumcision), is astounding.
I happen to think this quote is ridiculous :)
So because our dear LadyMama has chosen to observe and honor a commandment given to the Jewish people by God, she is a mother who is impervious the cries of her children? So you know, her son didn't cry when he was circumsized. And if he had, it would obviously hurt her, but as parents we sometimes endure the pain of hearing our children cry, when we think we're doing what's best for them.
@Anonymous: Do you also support parents who circumcise their daughters because "God commanded it"? It happens all over the world, and infant male circumcision is no different. Mutilating a baby's penis is a slap in God's face. I'm Jewish. I was circumcised, and I DEEPLY resent it, as do many other male & female victims of forced genital cutting.
@StopChildRapeNY: Just because you are Jewish does not make your points any less ignorant. To compare female genital mutilation to circumcision is ridiculous! The idea behind female genital mutilation is to mutilate the genitals of a young girl so that when she becomes a young woman, her sexual desires become minimized. In doing so, her chances of staying a virgin are more likely. Not to mention the fact that the girl will remember being held down and cut. A young baby will not remember the few moments of pain he is feeling and as he grows older will have full function (and pleasure) as he is supposed too. Circumcision is not only a religious practice but common practice around the world. It is not a form of mutilation. Saying that you Resent your circumcision sounds more like family issues than cultural issues. Get your facts straight.
Why do you think this quote is ridiculous? I happen to agree with it. Although there are certain times when it is ok to allow your baby to cry most often it is a sign that your child is in need.
Anonymous:I just find the quote very alarmist and unbalanced. Not every cry is a smoke detector, a "serious matter." A parent needs to train their instincts to know when to respond and when it's not really a big deal. Also, age matters. The cries of an infant should never be ignored, but when they get older and smarter and "use" their crying...I don't think its an alarm!
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