(Photo: Hannah Whitaker/New York Magazine) Just when I was thinking of canceling my New York magazine subscription, they decide to come out with an issue on circumcision: “For and Against Foreskin”.
Look, I don’t have a baby boy. I don’t have baby boy parts either. So, this issue isn’t personal for me. It’s strictly religious. Mostly. Should I have a baby boy, he’ll be circumcised. No questions asked.
But even if I wasn’t Jewish, my sons would have been circumcised. At least if this article’s right. According to one article in the mix, “The Case Against the Case Against Circumcision”: “Circumcision, it turns out, could reduce the risk of HIV transmission by at least 60 percent, which, in Africa, adds up to 3 million lives saved over the next twenty years.” Are you reading this?
Hopefully this isn’t like the time people told me that giving up rice and milk would “cure” my fibromyalgia.