Circumcision Judgments — 30 Years After the Fact

A circumcised banana

Recently, I attended a literary event at an acquaintance’s home. I was apprehensive at first because I didn’t know any of the (younger) guests, but felt my social anxiety receding after some friendly, getting-to-know-you banter around a warming fire pit. That was one moment.

The next moment, a chasm opened when one of the attendees who had mentioned that she was staying with…