Welcome To The Latest Edition of Social Media Sunday
Here's what Tewksbury Patch Readers were talking about this week.
If it's Sunday, it must be Social Media Sunday!
Here are some of things that have had Tewksbury Patch readers talking this week.
Facebook Poll of the Week
Were two brothers were justified to beat and rob a drug dealer after learning the man had been selling oxycodone to their 15-year-old brother?
- No, they should have called the police instead -- 8 votes
- Yes, the drug dealer got what he deserved -- 1 vote
Reader comments of the Week
Two stories that generated strong reaction this week were the story of three men who beat and robbed an admitted drug dealer and our Mom's Council Q & A dealing with the issue of whether circumcision should be banned.
On the beating and robbery
From Bonnie -- "This is the second incident in a week that one of the suspects was a Lynn resident. I guess when they say Lynn, the city of sin, is politically correct. Good Job Tewksbury Police and detectives! Looks like a long summer ahead of you. I guess the next question is why did the victim had $20,000 cash on him. Smells like a drug deal by me."
From JO --"Sorry but I take serious offense to this..not everyone from Lynn is bad. I grew up in Lynn and now reside in Tewksbury and have for 8 years...there is crime in every city and town. Lynn was a beautiful lace to grow up."
From Dan -- "Great police work, on this and all the others the past week. Hope all these people and others caught will do time instead of releasing and doing it again!!!"
On whether circumcision should be banned
From Ron Low -- "Jennifer says we would never ban boob jobs or liposuction, so why ban circumcision?
But we NEVER force those non-therapeutic interventions on someone who hasn't given consent. The real question is WHY is circumcision overlooked as the unwarranted assault and mayhem that it IS."
From Jake W -- "The obvious difference, of course, is that those surgeries would represent a net harm (they carry surgical risk but no medical benefits, hence net harm). That is not true of circumcision."
From Stan Barnes -- "Male circumcision should be a "personal choice" made by the person whose body is being modified. Male circumcision is a form of permanent body modification. It should be treated like tattoos, body piercings, and other forms of permanent body modification."
From Kirsten -- "Unless you live in a third world country with limited/dirty water, infections are almost obsolete unless your infant got an infection from the circumcision itself (rare). The average male American/Canadian showers 1-2x daily and has unlimited access to all sorts of personal care products. As for potentially reducing STD's, that's almost hilarious to read. I believe all parents should greatly inform themselves before circumcision and make sure it's the best choice for them."
Blog Post of the Week
Blogger Paula McCarron checks in this week with:
Facebook Account You'll Want to "Like"
Twitter Account You'll Want to "Follow"