July 28, 2012

UGLY ENOUGH WITHOUT ONE:

I mean no disrespect to the uncircumcised, but who'd want to look like that? (Howard Jacobson, 7/27/12, Independent)

Among the acts of consideration I have to thank my parents for, circumcision ranks very high. I mean no disrespect to the uncircumcised, but who the hell would want to look like that? I take the point that beauty doesn't trump all other considerations - a German court recently ruled that circumcision was criminal bodily harm - but when did anyone look at a foreskin and say, "Now that's what I call a thing of beauty"? And when did anybody who didn't have that unsightly otiosity wish he did? I know there are some out there in crazy.com who rage against what was done to them, but that's zealotry talking - parent hatred, Jew and Muslim hatred, sentimentality about the rights of boy babies and their putzes - not aesthetics.

Posted by at July 28, 2012 6:45 AM
  

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