“Making Value Judgments”: Please Do.
Regarding my blog item on the home birthing advocate dying a home death, somebody wrote me about how inappropriate they find it to weigh in on the subject:
“It is not my place to pass any judgement upon what the mother to be feels appropriate for her own personal life.”
I’ll quote Cathy Seipp on that. When someone would say to her, “Why, that’s a value judgment!” she’d say, “I have values, so I make judgments.”
I second that.
This silly thinking that one is rude to have an opinion is part of what feeds into the general pussyfootery that leads people to stand blinking like sheep at airports as their Fourth Amendment rights are ignored by the government lackey fingering their vagina in the name of “security.”