This video explaining why so many Americans are circumcised is funny…but it’s also accurate.
There really is a cultural inertia — a kind of mass stupidity — in which a fad infects a society, and then it just keeps going and going because ‘we’ve always done it that way’. Human beings are simply not rational animals.
The video does repeat that claim that circumcision protects against AIDS, and it’s one I’m dubious about. When a weak scientific study reinforces an irrational trope, I have to question the results — scientists can be irrational too (I’ll let you be the judge of whether I’m the irrational one, or it’s the scientists trying to prove that chopping off your foreskin is good for you). This is especially true when the whole field is tainted with fanatics like Brian Morris.