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Foreskin Fetishists, Again

Posted on | April 28, 2011 | 23 Comments

Really, are we surprised by the news that San Francisco wants to outlaw circumcision?

Because to develop a distinct preference for either the circumcised or uncircumcised penis, you would probably have to do a good bit of comparison shopping. It would appear that some people — perhaps the sort of people one finds in San Francisco — have pursued this subject quite avidly.

These people have a connoisseur’s interest in the matter, we might say.

As circumcision was long considered the hygienically superior choice — for many decades, 90% of U.S.-born infants were circumcised — the uncircumcised penis was exotic. Its relative rarity made the uncircumcised penis a sort of status item among the comparison-shopping connoisseurs, who have now enlisted arguments of science and “rights” on behalf of what they regard as a cherished delicacy.

This is the entirety of the subject. Yet I guarantee you that this post will draw the attention of fetishists, who will denounce me as a hateful advocate of “male genital mutilation” — do you see my sarcastic eye-roll here? — and cite a bunch of moralitic and/or “scientific” (there’s that eye-roll again) arguments against circumcision.

Because I’m an unenlightened bigot, while they are sophisticated and open-minded, so I need them to lecture me endlessly about “rights” and “science.”

Science? Really, you want to talk science?

There is compelling evidence that male circumcision reduces the risk of heterosexually acquired HIV infection in men by approximately 60%.

“Compelling evidence”? That’s only the World Health Organization.

Let’s ignore their advice, OK? And most of all, let’s ignore that advice in San Francisco, because there is certainly no HIV infection risk in San Francisco.

You sick freaks.

Ed Driscoll wonders “what’s the point of passing these laws when there are fewer and fewer kids left in the city?”


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