When I decided to write a comprehensive post on circumcision, I did not intend to make anyone feel bad about decisions that had already been made. We all do things that we may regret, it is part of life and a huge part of parenting. I believe that no parent had chosen to circumcise their son because they meant to harm them. You make decisions with the information that you have on hand at the time. For those men that are adults and angry at their parents, take a moment and think: overall, are your parents cruel and abusive? If so, then be angry at them for THAT. But if they made the decision to circumcise you they did it because doctors, teachers, and family told them it was the right decision. That it was healthier and easier for parents and children alike. That it was the RIGHT thing to do.
When cultural practices change, that does not mean that the people that adhered to what was common at the time meant harm. A parent chooses circumcision in what they believe is in the best interest of their child at the time. If you made this choice, or if the choice was made for you, you have the chance to speak out. To educate others, to be an advocate for babies not yet born. No one is benefited by anger and regret. Forgive yourself, forgive your parents. Stand up and support change. For more information, and ways to help, visit Intact America.