|ok, i may be reaching here, but...
isn't piercing your baby's ears along the same lines* as circumsizing? you're taking it upon yourself to punch holes in their ears. what if they don't want them when they're older?
*along the same lines, not the same.
|I remember that my mom made a day out of it for me; it was just me and her at the mall, and it was special. It's something I'll always remember.|
|they can choose not to wear earrings but the holes will not close up.
and i said it was along the same lines and it is. you're altering your child's body for cosmetic purposes.
Just to put the thought out there: Boys are circumsized because the have foreskin, and females do not. It is a religious, medical, and/or cosmetic choice.
Now, both boys and girls have earlobes. Why don't we start piercing the ears of our sons, too?
Actually, girls do have a kind of foreskin, called the clitoral hood. It serves the same function as the foreskin.
And personally... I don't see why we don't! I like earrings in boys, and if my son wanted them pierced I'd take him to the mall and get it done as a birthday present.
yes, i know that girls have a clitoral hood, but it's not recognized as a foreskin by most people. you don't have hospitals offering parents the option of having their newborn daughter's clitoral hood removed, now do you? (and I'm talking about the usa, not places where female circumcision is a cultural thing.)