My friend wrote to me that his son will be circumcised soon. It reminded me of how opposed I’ve become to the practice. I did some research a few years back and decided that circumcision is butchery. It’s not medically necessary and the infant doesn’t have a say in the matter of mutilating his genitals. Nor can he fight back.
We do this only because a few thousand years ago, some crazy desert nomads decided it would be a fun way to show obedience to their Sun God.