Andrew Gross

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Andrew Gross is a Jewish circumcision advocate from Union City, California, USA. He is a member of Peninsula Sinai Congregation in Foster City, California.[1] He is an admin for the Circumcision Choice Facebook page and a contributor to the Circumcision Choice website.[2]

Circumcision Choice

Gross is at least the main author of, but obviously the only contributor to Circumcision Choice, a blog which claims to "supporting choice NOT misinformation" about male circumcision, esp. on minors. Neutral information is always a good idea and even the claim to stop bullying attacks by intactivists is honorable. But the choice of words on the website shows that it is not interested about neutral information, but about combating intactivism.

This behavior is a normal response from people who have become aware that they too were victims of early childhood circumcision and are now trying to resolve the cognitive dissonance and dilemma. Because Gross is a Jewish American man, it is obvious that he is circumcised himself - probably on his 8th day of life as usual in Judaism. A cognitive dissonance can develop from the dilemma that you believe that your parents always love you and won't harm you in any way, but then you get information that they had someone remove an intact, healthy, most sensitive and protecting part from your most private parts when you were a newborn, the foreskin.

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References

  1. REFweb Gross, Andrew (17 April 2015). It’s time for anti-circumcision activists to stop the bullying, The Jewish News of Northern California. Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  2. REFweb Gross, Andrew (17 April 2015). It’s time for anti-circumcision activists to stop the bullying, Circumcision Choice. Retrieved 8 June 2021.