Not that I am in favour of this barbaric rite, there needs to be pointed out a few distinctions between Talmudic and Biblical circumcisions. For the record, the vilerite of the rabbinic bris milah (circumcision) is based on Talmud-derived halacha and custom (minhag); not the Bible.
The Bible does not authorize any use of metzitzah b'peh. In metzitzah b'peh, the mohel (rabbinic circumciser) performs fellatio on the infant boy by placing the infant's penis in his mouth and sucking the blood from the circumcised member.
Thus in Orthodox Judaism, but not in the Bible, one of the first experiences a Judaic male baby undergoes in his life is submitting to fellatio. There is nothing even remotely comparable in the Bible. Judaism is an anti-Biblical religion.
Apparently there has been a so-called painless form of circumcision pioneered by pediatricians in Arizona. A pediatrician in Sandpoint, Idaho is an expert in this technique.
Orthodox Judaics are not allowed to use this technique for the very reason that it is painless. Orthodox Judaism requires that the ritual be painful.
Cf. Mishnah Shabbath 19:2 and BT Shabbat 133b. The Old Testament does not demand pain in circumcision. This distinction is important.
As a woman, I found my research in the past on this topic, left me with the impression that an uncut man has much more to offer his mate in the ways of pleasure. But then again, that is the core of religion-based mutilation, is it not?
Considering that the Jewish community is touting its connection with the Muslim world on this topic, in support of this act, perhaps if the world banded together and condemned them both on the circumcision ritual, they would stand back to back as allies and find their way to peace in the Middle East!
Sigh, a girl can dream of peace can’t she?
Please check out the following:
ABANDONS SANTA MONICA BALLOT INITIATIVE
“Genital Cutting of Male Minors” to the Santa Monica City Clerk on May 19, just days after a ballot measure proposing an identical law qualified for the November 2011 ballot in San Francisco.
“While I do support the human right to bodily integrity and genital autonomy that the MGMbill.org group is working toward, I’m not part of that organization,” Troutman said.
“I just don’t want to do anything that’s going to hurt the effort in San Francisco, because it’s a conversation that needs to happen.”
“It’s a lot of pressure, and she’s got a family,” Schofield said. “It’s unfortunate, because I think that Jena is a deeply motivated person.”
More reading on this contentious topic:
Circumcision Information and Resource Pages
Sex as Nature Intended it (explicit material)
Circumcision Resource Center
Circumcision Information Site
Doctors against Circumcision
Catholics against Circumcision
Jewish against Circumcision
Students for Genital Integrity