So, I'm looking over the comments on the io9 article about intersex children, and something confuses me.

No one is being a total jackass. Even though the topic of circumcision has come up, people are for the most part debating it rather politely. Occasionally people are getting a little snippy, but no one is saying "YOU'RE AN IDIOT" or "FUCK YOU" or anything.

Is... is this normal over there..?