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That link is http://thecaseagainstintactivism.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/choose-intact/, but that page no longer exists. Remember, that’s the page where paper0airplane wrote in the comments that “the post Iâ€™m responding to appears to have been edited somewhat, and included a blurb about someone else in a middle of an article about my posts. Interesting.” The only thing interesting is how that post is now gone (i.e. “edited somewhat”) and paper0airplane will almost certainly continue the smear tactics with zero acknowledgement of how cowardly and dishonest that behavior is. And how ironic, given paper0airplane’s complaints. Again, should that behavior reflect poorly on everyone who shares the mistaken view that parents should be able to choose non-therapeutic genital cutting for their
children sons only? Or should it reflect poorly on only paper0airplane (and anyone who explicitlyÂ¹ endorses it? I still choose the latter.
I’d like to say that makes me happy. Maybe it should, since it’s an obvious vindication of what I’ve said and a self-inflicted error by paper0airplane. But I bet it’ll be pyrrhic. Why should I doubt that paper0airplane will continue smearing as if all people must own the behavior of a few and will continue imagining this standard applies only to opponents? The evidence I’ve presented suggests I shouldn’t doubt my reservations about paper0airplane.
The details from paper0airplane’s now-deleted post can still be read in my post.
Â¹ Unlike paper0airplane, I know what the word explicit means. The standard is on the accuser, not the accused. In an acknowledged edit to a post, paper0airplane wrote:
EDITED TO ADD
I suppose itâ€™s obvious that I donâ€™t feel that itâ€™s necessary to post any commentary on this. However, I am shocked that so little response was given to such a heinous thread. Why is this ok, intactivists? Sure, a few prominent intactivists distanced themselves FROM THIS POST. FROM THIS OPINION. But not THIS PERSON. To me, that is an EXPLICIT acceptance of this behavior.
This is not ok.
That is not what explicit means. If someone distanced themselves “from this post”, that’s an explicit rejection of this behavior. Perhaps the rejection needs to be stronger. (e.g. Was my response sufficient?) Yes or no, that is a different argument. But it should be obvious that an explicit rejection is not an explicit acceptance, unless one believes in “Heads I win, Tails you lose”, as paper0airplane’s behavior demonstrates.