Time for other voices to be heard, and realistically, my voice is too angry right now. Angry after reading a specific document this week that I can’t stop thinking about…
From a mother who walked away from an unethical adoption: Victory.
“It’s not an easy or fun thing to speak out against. I have had nasty things said to me. I have been banned from certain Facebook groups and called a liar. I have friends who have adopted and friends who are adopting, and I’m sure many people worry that by speaking out, adoptions are threatened, and as a result, kids are stuck in orphanages.”
From an adoptee from Ireland: Bastards, gays and respectable people…
“I am not – by any stretch of the imagination – a regular blogger, but there are times when you simply have to speak up, and this is one of them. The following is written in a personal capacity.
The bastard, like the prostitute, thief, and beggar, belongs to that motley crowd of disreputable social types which society has generally resented, always endured. He is a living symbol of social irregularity, an undeniable evidence of contramoral forces; in short, a problem – a problem as old and unsolved as human existence itself.
Davis, K. (1939) ‘Illegitimacy and the Social Structure’.
American Journal of Sociology, 45(2): 215-233.”