What’s wrong with the title of this news story reporting on infant circumcision rates in the United States?
Half Of Newborn Americans Undergo Circumcision
That is not true because we discriminate against children based on gender. Half of newborn Americans are protected – by federal law – from needless cutting on their healthy genitals. Among the other half of newborn Americans (i.e. males), slightly more than half of them have their healthy genitals surgically reduced for non-medical reasons. The other half of unprotected newborn American males are still subject to their parents’ whim regarding circumcision, as if cosmetic surgery is a legitimate decision belonging to parents.