THE LITTLE FLAP that covers the tip of men’s peckers is back in the news again.
Babies of the male persuasion are born with the little flap because it has a purpose — like eyelids, outer ears and fingernails. Protection.
Centuries ago, when folks were less than strenuous regarding most elements of sanitation, primarily because sanitation was an unknown concept, it was decided in some neighborhoods that cutting off the little flap was wise. It got grubby down there.
Women likely mentioned this first. You want to put that where?!
Somehow or other, cutting the little flap got caught up in religion, especially the Jewish and the Mohammedan. But even folks who were neither Jewish nor Mohammedan, over the centuries, here and there, picked up the habit of cutting off the little flap too.
Apart from religion. And pure habit.
Organized religions do lots of good things, but this detail ain’t one of them.
I managed to save my favorite nephew from losing his flap a decade ago. I wish someone had saved me. This brutality should be outlawed everywhere.