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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Please Don’t Cut That Dick

Sometimes I read news stories on the internet and just ask myself, what is wrong with people.

I read a story earlier this year about a guy in San Francisco who wants to ban circumcisions on males under the age of 18. His reasons are that it is cruel, painful (I don’t remember since I was a baby), and leads to sexual dysfunction (on a side note I have been cut and I have ZERO problems at all with “performance”). And to get the ball rolling on his movement, he had to gather 7,000 signatures to have his idea put on the ballot for a vote before the entire city.

Just last week I read an update to the original story in which the guy in San Francisco has gotten the required 7,000 signatures needed to get it put on the ballot. So sometime in the near future during the next election in San Francisco, the voters will decide whether or not to ban circumcision. If the measure passes in the election, it would make circumcision illegal (a misdemeanor) and punishable by a $1,000 fine and up to a year in jail.
Now everyone is entitled to their opinion, I mean my blog is full of all my opinions in and of itself but I have to say something about this.

I can understand wanting to save all of the penises in the world from cutting, but aren’t there more pressing issues facing San Francisco? Issues like crime, illegal immigrants, drug use, homelessness, illiteracy, suicide, how bad the 49ers suck, and budget shortfalls all seem like things that are more important issues than circumcision. How about solving all of those problems before taking up this issue?

Never mind the fact that is not even a nationwide effort, if passed it would only be law in San Francisco. People who still want to have their son cut just simply have to drive across the bay to Oakland to have the procedure done.

Now I am not for or against this measure, but it just seems silly to me since San Francisco has a lot of other issues and problems that should be fixed/adressed before messing with dicks. Even more silly considering you can just drive to another city to have it done outside of San Francisco.

I wonder if this passes and the city has to implement the law, what will they call the poor sap that has to go around check on this. What will his job title be? Inspector Foreskin?


  1. I chose not to have my sons "cut" but I dont have an issue with those that choose to.
    Sounds like a stupid law, bit like my state government debating whether or not to ban "planking"

  2. Director of the Dept for Foreskin Retainal, as a member of the iron heads myself I'll have to leave myself out of the running.

  3. Well it IS San Francisco...

    They kind of have a reputation for being preoccupied with the penis...

    And disco balls, and boas, and leather daddies, and drag queens, and...

  4. Not it for foreskin inspector! but I have a friend who...

  5. Everyone's entitled to their own opinion. Personally, I'm not, and neither is my son. My brother had his done when he was 26, though for the life of me, I just don't know why and I don't care enough to ask. All three of his boys are circumcised, too.

    Don't you wonder if the Jewish people circumcised boys because they lived in the desert and it was easier to keep things clean instead of getting sand lodged under the foreskin and causing phimosis and infection? And if that's true, now it's more of a tradition/faith-based thing than anything even close to a medical necessity?

  6. So weird... we talked about this in a class I took once though. There's no REAL reason to do it, it's just something that's socially accepted (and religious for some people). I have no idea what I'd do if I had a boy. I'd probably get him circumcised so other kids don't make fun of him in the locker room. I dunno. Guess it's not something I have to worry about for now.

  7. It never fails to amaze me that people have the time and energy to take up some causes that really don't need attention, but probably wouldn't lift a finger to help a community that is struggling.

  8. I agree with you. With everything else going on, I don't think this should be a major priority :P

  9. We shall call him: the Pecker Checker.

  10. @ Mynx, you feel the same way that I do.

    @ Lurker, exactly.

    @ Michael, yes you do have a point there.

    @ Baygirl, well have your friend send in his/her resume.

    @ Joshua, good points there.

    @ Cake, yep that is true.

    @ Laughingmom, I thought about that as well.

    @ Chio, yep.

    @ Dawn, ding ding ding, you win!!!!

  11. some people are just complete idiots!

  12. Well, that dude at the hospital just lost his circumcision job.

  13. Haha, your last line got me :) Really, like you said, aren't there more important things to tackle in San Fran?! Hippies, lol.

  14. Dude, right on! To be honest, I have dated three uncut guys back in the day and well, no matter how clean the guy is he tends to smell like a woman down there. I also had a male friend tell me he hates being "different" and wishes his foreign born father had just gotten with the times and fixed it. There wouldn't have been any pain, etc. Kidna like how I wish my mom had pierced my ears at birth instead of at 5 which was a total horror show. I may need to blog about that. Thanks for the inspiration.

  15. I have no idea what that is like. I don't have a penis and I don't have any kids, so I have no idea. But.. I do have a cousin who is not, and when I learned about it in school, I asked my aunt why her oldest doesn't, but her two younger boys do. She said that my cousin always had problems w/infections and things so she decided to have it done to her other sons. But, what do I know? I have a vagina, and nobody is going to cut on that.

    AmberLaShell Rants

  16. @ Rosie, yes they sure are.

    @ Ruth, yes that is true. And in this bad economy. Sigh.

    @ Texa, exactly.

    @ Ally, there is that point as well. Kids are already lazy do you really think that they will wash their dicks properly? I mean they are too lazy to go outside and exercise, you think they will take the time to wash? I doubt it.

  17. I am in favor of freedom of personal choice. If someone tried to pass a law that all boys HAD to be cut, imagine the uproar that would cause. This really is no different. We don't need a law for everything ya know?

  18. a male friend- who i don't remember if e's cut or not- said he thinks the boy's penis should be [cut or not] like his dad's.
    i agree.
    i think it's cruel. they tie the boys to this weird boogie-board thing, give no anesthesia and SNIP!
    [as per a nurse friend of mine.]
    MY VOTE:
    if you're a single mom, you get to decide.
    if you are a dad- YOU decide what to do...

    i love san fran- but come the fuck on.
    they love spying dick there... call a dog a dog.

  19. @ Amber, you made a good point.

    @ Randomgirl, I believe you are correct.

    @ Violet, you are very right on with your assessment.

  20. I don't know why it is that people seem to think that they should be able to tell everybody else what they may and may not do.

    Even if this passes I think it will be shot down in court eventually ... something about the government not making ANY law regarding the practice of religion.

  21. what a great comment from Dawn... "The Pecker Checker" ... I love it!

  22. @ Sally, good point.

    @ Manager, yes it was a great comment.

  23. This is so ironic that you just posted this and I just tweeted about it last night. People are really passionate about this issue! I have two sons and they are both circumcised as are 90% or more of US males. Didn't a San Francisco mayor also want to give credit card machines to homeless people before, too?

    BTW, I am sorry it has been a while since I've been to your blog. I've been a real slacker and promise to do better!!!

  24. As a chick- let me just say non cut up dicks look weird. And I've heard enough horror stories to be thankful to never come across one myself.

    And as a guy, if you have sexual dysfunction they have this awesome stuff called Viagra. It's there for a reason.

  25. people choice here let them decide for themself my son was done as an infant doesn't remember it my brother were done at 16 for medical reasons they to have forgotten. so whatever floats your boat

    Everyday Life

  26. You know "The Pecker Checker" job has to be a demotion. You know like after you piss your boss off. "Congradulations Bob you've got Pecker Checker duty this month.

  27. @ Kelley, yes that is ironic. And it is no problem we all get busy. Hell I am busy right now.

    @ Sara, I know many a woman like yourself who have said the same thing.

    @ Becca, good point.

    @ J-Tony, you are correct.

  28. *breathes sigh of relief*

    Finally. A man who knows what he's saying.

  29. This is far more of an issue than silliness man. When did parents stop being parents and society decided to take over? This, in my very biased opinion, is bullshit. I also don't remember my circumcision, which makes me believe it wasn't too dramatic, so it clearly doesn't fall under 'abuse.' Sounds to me like it's one more person sticking their nose where it doesn't belong and people don't have the balls (pun intended) to tell him where his authority ends. Just my thoughts though, I coudl be wrong.

  30. Mr. Penis Protector has also invented a device that will enable men who have been circumcised to regrow (strecth back) their foreskin. Doing so is supposed to help restore a man's sexual ability/pleasure. No doubt the purchasing of this device will also 'grow' Mr. PP's bank account. Rather interesting don't you think?

    The Ranter’s Box

  31. It's amazing what people define as a "pressing matter" given all the horrible crap going around in the world. Perspective, people!!!

  32. @ Eeshie, I am not sure if you are talking about me or the guy who wants to ban dick cutting.

    @ Paul, I agree.

    @ Empress, I have heard about that.

    @ Virgin, that is exactly why I wrote about this story.

  33. huh, i was going to get my cock cut on thursday. maybe i wont now.

  34. That dude ought to work out his Peen Issues on his own, and leave everyone else out of it.

  35. Um, yeah because this waaaay more important than those other issues going in our country right? Some people are idiots!

  36. @ Mack, hey you never know it might feel good.

    @ Bluz, from what I read he does like peen a lot.

    @ Yvonne, yep you said it perfectly.

  37. That's stupid to have something like that be illegal. If that were to pass wouldn't that be an infrigement on the 1st amendment right to freedom of religion? Just saying.

  38. I totally agree, San Francisco should fid something better to do.

  39. I read about this too. It will never pass (hopefully) and is just a way of expressing anti-Semitism. Shocking part is that it's coming from San Francisco, one of the most politically progressive places in the world. People find all sorts of ways of hating us Jews without stating the hatred directly.

    I've seen it done. It was more painful for those of us there than for the baby and there was no tying down to any apparatus. The baby was fine seconds afterward...All sorts of misconceptions are floating around. It's a religious ritual like baptism that causes momentary pain/discomfort.

    Oy, excuse the venting. I must defend my peeps. Thanks for the post.

  40. @ Ditz, yes it is.

    @ Alessandra, yep.

    @ Robyn, I agree with you.

  41. Once again, it's down to the old anteater vs. german helmet debate...
    As far as San Francisco goes, why don't they put a little effort into stopping their homeless people from pissing and crapping on the sidewalks in broad daylight in their main tourist areas...


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