To every parent who says, “He’s my child, and I can cut a part of his genitals off if I want to!”, I say this:
Parents do not have a right to do whatever they want to their child, especially when it comes to cutting off living, healthy bits and pieces of the child’s body. In that area parents are severely restricted. It is strangely enough only the penis that they are allowed to cut into. Parents who start cutting off or into any other living, healthy part of their child’s body as they see fit–and this includes similar folds of tissue of their daughter’s genitals, which I will remind you have more folds and are more prone to UTIs, yeast infections, odor, smegma, HPV, HIV from unprotected intercourse, most STDs from unprotected intercourse, and of course hygiene issues–would soon face charges and/or psychiatric treatment.
But, bizarrely enough, they do not face such consequences if they cut into the child’s penis. That is why it’s everyone’s business: to stop that absurd exception, i.e., to treat boys’ bodies, and especially their genitals, with the same dignity we grant to girls and their genitals. His body, his choice–or do you believe that only applies to females?