Re: female circumcision-Arguing at cross-purposes

Bob Bales (
29 Nov 1994 01:39:09 GMT

In article <> writes:
>Well, I disagree with you. Both female and male
>nonconsentual circumcision should be _BANNED_ no matter if
>they are cultural or religious practices for the precise
>reason that they are mutilations that violate the basic
>human right to grow up with a health, intact body and make
>ones own decisions about ones body as an adult.

The majority of men who have been circumcised have healthy bodies. Since
circumcision does not take away a healthy body, it does not violate the right
to one.

Bob Bales
Tektronix, Inc.

I help Tektronix make their instruments. They don't help me make my opinions.