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March 10, 2007

Why Did We Do It?

Circumcision. You have a perfectly healthy baby, you voluntarily have him cut. It does not, on the face of it, make any sense. As it happens, we didn’t think much about it in advance: we’re Jewish, we’re American, it’s the “natural” thing to do. But having done it, I found the process unpleasant and above all senseless enough that I hope our future children are girls simply so that we don’t have to even think about doing it again.

Posted by talia at March 10, 2007 7:20 PM