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  • On Tue, 6 Oct 2015, 8:40am PDT in Adam Ruins Everything, mell said:

    thunderlips11 says

    Most primitive groups practiced some form of circumcision. These days, it eliminates penile cancer almost entirely, and reduces UTIs greatly in infants and boys, and greatly reduces the chance of catching and spreading HPV and AIDS by double digit percentages per sex act.

    This has never been validated beyond very few small studies (if you observe something that rarely happens you cannot count much on the results unless you have a really large sample size, plus there are so many other factors wrt to culture and lifestyle of those circumsized vs those who are not). The UTIs may be a fair point since kids aren't clean enough from the beginning and have to learn it, but it's like shooting out cannons into sparrows. It simply is additional skin mass, so theoretically there is an increased risk of getting that additional mass to grow or infected, but by the same token then you could cut off your limbs or breasts preemptively. It largely depends on how large the foreskin is, some really have so much that it may make sense to cut some off, some have not much and it would be a waste of time. money and unnecessary trauma. The point really is that this should be up to the individual itself and not for the parents to decide when in doubt and no medical condition is present. That being said, it is likely not worth outlawing it, though some countries have. Chalk it up to cultural/religious traditions ;)

  • On Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 10:17am PDT in Presidential Picks, mell said:

    1. Trump (it is a necessity to break PC before cultural marxism gets a too strong stranglehold on this country)
    2. Rand Paul (civil liberties will be championed which are in direct opposition to PC and cultural marxism).
    Mostly neutral towards Sanders (good ideas, but too socialist for me)

  • On Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 9:01am PDT in New Orwellian term about to destroy speech forever, mell said:

    New Renter says

    I like this part especially:

    Anita Sarkeesian, a survivor of cyber violence

    By that definition 99.327% of Patnetters are "survivors". Hell, I'm shocked IWOG is still alive and quacking.

    Jeez, talk about diluting the value of a word...

    That protection doesn't apply to men, which are 99,327% of the patnet population - so there are no survivors of cyber violence here.

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