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People often ask me why I feel so anti-circumcision. Today, someone told me that I ‘make every parent who chooses circumcision feel like a monster’.
1. It is a violation of your son’s human rights. Plain and simple.
Because if anyone laid a knife on a newborn girl, and got caught, they would go to prison. They would lose their medical license, and their lives would be ruined. But they can cut up boys?
And the reasons for circumcision.
“Lowers STDs” - that’s implying that your son will not be able to use a condom. FALSE.
“Decreases the risk of cancer” - Penile cancer is EXTREMELY rare.
“It’s cleaner!” - that’s implying that your son will not be able to wash his own penis. How stupid does that sound? “Sorry, Adam. We circumcised you so that you didn’t have to retract your foreskin! Dirty boy.”
“Less UTI infections.” - You’re telling me that he can’t simply take antibiotics? It is worth cutting up your newborn? Oh.
2. It’s medically unnecessary. If it were necessary, why doesn’t most of the UK circumcise? None of them are dying in large numbers to penile cancer, and there’s not an abnormal amount of disease going around there.
So, for those wondering. That is why, and that is all.
marceline-the-vegan-queen said: first, how did you reply back like this because I wasn’t aware you could…second, just curious. Do you ever plan on vaccinating her?I have heard children can’t attend school if not.but u mentioned unschooling before so idk ur plan for that either
I just copy/paste your reply into a text post. But if you have missing E it lets you reply to replies too. :)
Every state has medical exemptions for vaccines, and every state except two have religious exemptions. Some states also have philosophical or personal belief exemptions. For a religious exemption, you simply have to turn in a form to the school stating it’s against your religious beliefs to vaccinate - they are not legally allowed to ask you your particular religion due to religious discrimination laws. I do not plan on sending my children to school, but it’s important to know that vaccines are NOT a requirement for school :)
How long did you breastfeed your child for?
12 months next Saturday, still going.
17 months and counting.
32 months and counting
24 months, and sometimes she nurses more than her 2 1/2 month old brother.
5 months and going strong :)
She was born at home, no vaccinations :)
Aww, this is so sweet! I do NOT want to be pregnant again for a while, but we do plan on having more children. The plan is wait until Izzy is about 3 and we have bought a bigger house. :)
Isabella’s 5 month update!
Still exclusively breastfed; I tried to give her a bottle again a couple of days ago and she just gnawed on it. She had no idea what to do with it. Right now the plan is to skip bottles and introduce sippies in a month or so if she wants them.
She typically only nurses for 5 minutes or less at a time unless she is falling asleep. She still nurses at least every two hours during the day, but only 2-3 times throughout the night.
She still sleeps in my arms every night, but she now naps alone in bed. For the first four months or so she napped in the swing, but she got too heavy for it. She also still naps in the Mei Tai whenever we’re not home; she can fall asleep in it almost instantly. Izzy loves to be worn!
Speaking of weight, I don’t know how much she weighs. I’ll have to weigh her tomorrow or something and find out. She has plenty of adorable rolls that let me know she’s gaining just fine.
She is transitioning into 6-9 month clothes. Some 3-6 still fits, and some 6-9 is still too big.
She’s still never seen a doctor, and I don’t foresee us going anytime soon.
She is mobile! I predict that she’ll be crawling in a month or two if not sooner. She rolls everywhere and can push herself up on her hands and scoot around. Once she figures out how to get up on her knees she’ll be crawling. She also does little crunches like she’s trying to sit up but can’t quite do it just yet.
She rarely ever cries. I am so in sync with her needs that I usually realize she’s hungry before she gets the chance to cry about it. She only really fusses if she’s getting sleepy.
We have a bond that amazes me. I’m just so in tune with her, it’s hard to explain. It’s like she’s still a part of me, and in a way she is - being worn, sleeping with me, breastfeeding. It’s amazing and I never want it to end.