Thursday, February 25, 2010

Deaf People Not Only Object to Questionable Medical Procedure

Deaf community at large are not only the enclave whose challenge and question the medical procedure whether they are necessary. More and more people begin to stand up to the medical profession and speak out against all kinds of unnecessary medical practices which have done nothing to do with the health of infants and kids.

One commentator publicly asked me whether I am circumised or not. So the commentator could point out such hyprocrisy within me. I chose not to answer Toby Wyler's question directly. Check out the dialogues between Toby Wyler and me on the blog posting - "Is the U.S. Government Declaring Sleath War Against Deaf People"

February 23, 2010 5:47 PM

Toby Wyler said...
Robert,Are you circumcised? If yes, are you upset at your parents for having your genital trimmed at a very young age with your consent? Same difference.
February 24, 2010 12:27 PM

Toby Wyler said...
Correction: withOUT your consent
February 24, 2010 1:12 PM

RLM said...
Toby,That is very PERSONAL question to be asked in the open public area whether I am circumised or not. To preserve my own personal intergity from answering your own question. Real sorry! Circumise the baby male which remove more than 1,000 nerves from the male foreskin. Pros and cons of male circumision I have to spell out in very lengthy details. I will come back when I have some substantial time. Okay? I have to go to the store tonight before the sale receipt expire today for returning shirts. RLM
February 24, 2010 8:24 PM

I personally dislike seeing the presence of uncircumised males or male foreskin which I find them to be grossly disguisting. What give me the right to decide for the days-old infant or kid which greatly affect their entire lives for just a sake of appearance or so-called health purpose or functionability?

So everyone have their own biases and preferences what we ought to be all about to the likeness of our own human images. That's what many parents of deaf babies and kids tend to preoccupy with their own images and reputations to the given community.

There are many botched male circumisions and life-altering experiments on male babies. Handful of doctors purposefully altered the sexes of newborn infants in name of medical experimentation as what happened in Canada. One of the doctor publicly admitted that he purposefully done to the male infant to study two male twins how the sexual identity affected their lives over years. One remained as normal male, another infant had been altered as girl by removing his natural-born male gential.

Here are several links via discussions on the pros and cons of male circumision as similar to the ongoing discussions and disputes and opposition to the cochlear implant surgery on deaf babies and kids -

The opponents of male circumisions held the sign - "FORESKIN IS NOT A BIRTH DEFECT". So the opponents of cochlear implant surgery would say "BEING DEAF IS NOTHING WRONG. WE ARE PERFECTLY FINE. WHY INTERFERE WITH THE NATURE OR GOD'S WILL?"

I am blessed to be circumised, but would wonder what I really miss out on male foreskin. Same thing with deaf babies and kids would curse their own parents for taking out "deaf" out of them.

ASLize yours,

Robert L. Mason (RLM)



  1. It's not just a medical thing but a religious thing as well.

    Read Genesis 17:9-27. It speaks of circumcision and how a male baby must be circumcised 8 days after birth. Why 8 days?

    The 8th day question answered.

    You may want to do more research on your own about this.

  2. I love this blog. It's very entertaining and bizarre.

  3. RLM,

    Whether you like it or not the law allows parents to make medical decisions for their child.

    You're not a parent, ergo, you do not understand what it is like to be one and to have someone tell you what you can or cannot decide for your child.

    Any other argument is irrelevant.

    Try challenging this law. I dare you. Please do.


  4. Sorry Candy, the law does not give parents the right to have ANY medical treatmeant or procedure done on their child. There are limits.

  5. Anonymous,

    Can you elaborate on what you're saying because as parents if there are medical treatment accepted by the AMA, then parents have every right to OK or turn it down. No one can tell the parent what to do. Exceptions are when parents REFUSES treatment for their child and that the law sees that it will harm the child, the law/government CAN and WILL interfere. Examples of that would be cancer treatment for a child who will die if he/she does not have that treatment.

    You need to give me an example of what you mean.

    As parents I DO have every right to decide whether I want my son to be circumcised. I have every right to decide if I want my child to be implanted. I have every right to decide whether I want my deaf child to use the listening or speanking mode. I have every right to decide whether I want my child to use ASL.