I'm probably not saying anything new, but I'm still interested in hearing your opinion on this matter. Why are so-called 'circumcision cultures' so violent? Only three cultures mutilate the genitals of their female or male members: -Islam -Judaism -Anglosaxon Protestantism If you look at the conflicts of the past few decades, you see that precisely these cultures are the cause of most wars and massacres. So why would this be so? The easy explanation is that these circumcision cultures are based on fundamentalist forms of monotheism. This hard, simplistic monotheism results in primitive rituals like circumcision (which is just a symbol of the religion, but a significant one - for those who know him, Derrida has written an famous philosophical piece on it - Circumfession), and more importantly, they are totalitarian and intolerant in their approach to others. Is it a coincidence that only these cultures based on totalitarian desert religions circumcise their women and men?