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Penn & Teller on Circumcision April 30, 2007

Filed under: Activism,Health,Kids,Natural living,Parenting,Valuable Resources — amygeekgrl @ 9:03 pm

Everything you ever wanted to know (and then some) about circumcision:

From Penn & Teller’s Showtime Bullshit! series, here’s The Bullshit of Circumcision

I think this video speaks for itself. I will add that “brief nudity” is an understatement in this episode’s case, and (as this shows actual circumcisions being performed on babies) this is not for the faint of heart. That’s all I’m gonna say about that.


7 Responses to “Penn & Teller on Circumcision”

  1. Rowan Says:

    Um, Wow.

    Thanks for sharing. Now I have something to show the folks. 😉

  2. Heather Says:

    I’ve been a fan of Penn and Teller for a long time, and while I don’t agree with everything they say on Bullshit, I love watching it. If nothing else, it fuels interesting and intense debate between me and my husband (all in good fun).

    Watching this episode made me feel a little bit guilty about having circumcised my son.

  3. Amy Says:

    I couldn’t bring myself to watch it if it shows babies screaming out in pain. 😦 😦

  4. antropologa Says:

    Thanks for posting that link. I just get so upset about circumcision. Obviously my husband, being Swedish, isn’t circumcised and we would never do that to our child. I just can’t understand why people would do something so unnecessary and harmful to their child without researching it–so many do it “just because.” I know many don’t agree with me, but I think it’s mutilation and very barbaric.

  5. antropologa Says:

    Okay I didn’t mean to get all inflammatory. That video just got to me. Sorry!

  6. heather Says:

    A great comical approach that also had me in tears. (maybe some people will actually watch and pay attention to the information). All I wanted to do was “squeeze” m y baby and thank goodness I did not hurt him like that. UGH that really irked me to hear that doctor say that circumcision is an art!!??

    Thanks for the link Amy, it was very hard to watch some bits but I honestly think it is a great approach to raise awareness!

  7. […] Yesterday while getting Quinn to sleep I was watching the Penn and Teller circumcision video Amy posted on her blog.  I heard Simon coming downstairs so I paused the video.  He announced that he wanted […]

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