It seems the day before I posted my thoughts on the similarities between male and female circumcision, Yahoo News ran a story on forced adult circumcision between warring tribes in Africa.
It is tragic, to say the least. Why on earth do people have to make such a big deal out of altering the genitalia we are born with? The parts we have are there for a reason! We may not always understand the reason, but often we discover we've been removing parts that people can actually use as in the case of the appendix.
In any case, how did it come to pass that circumcision is so important to one people that they would forcefully impose it on another? Just weird, IMHO.