Ah, the circumcision debate. As a single woman with no kids I get to just sit back and watch everyone bicker about this and not really care. Good times. But for other people this is a huge dilemma. We have some info here, and now there’s a circumcision debate movie, “Partly Private.”
Salon has some questions for Israeli-American filmmaker Danae Elon about why she wanted to make a movie about her sons penises:
You end up having to make choices about whether to circumcise each of your sons. And at the end, you worry that they will be mad at you when they grow up and understand what you’ve done.
Who do you betray? A son who has been circumcised, a decision you’ve just spent nine months ridiculing? Or a son that is intact? I was gonna betray both of them, no matter what way I chose.
Aren’t they going to be more mad about the fact that you made a movie about their penises?
They’re delighted. They don’t know it’s about their penises, but they’re delighted they’re in a movie.
Regardless of how they feel about being circumcised, these kids are going to need some serious therapy. Whoa.