Circumcision: Some Things You Can't (Or Maybe Shouldn't) Put Back

In a follow up to the great snip-or-don't-snip debate last week, I stupidly read an article from Time magazine about the inactivist movement and proceeded to do some follow-up research. My conclusion? The way that men will mutilate themselves for sex is rivaled only by the way women will. Basically, there's a whole… » 11/07/07 6:30pm 11/07/07 6:30pm

Would You Like Your Penis Wrapped Or Unwrapped? Circumcision In Crisis!

In his new humorous memoir The Foreskin's Lament, writer/NPR darling Shalom Auslander writes about his torment deciding whether or not to have his son circumcised. Auslander's concerns are both that of a parent and a Jew unsure of the meaning of ritual, especially one that involves bringing a razor blade to a baby's… » 10/31/07 3:30pm 10/31/07 3:30pm