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Circumcised women and men: 'Circumcision is OK, not a problem'
Denial of harm is a classic coping mechanism in response to trauma, especially when it occurs in early childhood or the pre-verbal stage.
Unresolved trauma among both women and men whose genitals were cut at an early age, combined with ignorance of the functions
and benefits of intact genitals, underpin their ardent support for continuation of the 'gift' passed down to them by their parents.
For those who believe that male and female circumcision should not be compared, take a moment to compare the extraordinary similarities in male/female genital anatomy and the common experiences of the children themselves in Circumcision is Child Abuse: A Picture Essay, as well as the inherent contradictions between the two as exposed here in Rites of passage are wrongs of justice
Essayist Christopher Hitchens debates Rabbi Kushner on the harm of childhood genital cutting
During this debate, Rabbi Kushner uses several denial mechanisms to defend against the claim that circumcision is genital mutilation.
We have added captions to the excerpt to indicate when these denial mechanisms occur.
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