Originally Posted by MamaInTheBoonies
These types of questions are really designed to see how well you have been trained to stay inside the box, how well you are conditioned not to question authority.
It was in a psychology class of mine...religions use these a lot to make sure no one strays or questions the indoctrination.
Like, if your adopted child and your bio-child fell in the water, who would you save first?
It is designed to set you up to feel guilty and not question authority.
Well, I am not *The Man*! Last time I checked, at least...
That is interesting, though. My husband is a psych major... I will have to ask him.
FWIW, when I read about the woman who is having this problem, I also thought it was a false choice. My response would have been that my son would not be cut and would be breastfed, and he could leave if he couldn't deal with it - outside the box answer. But, within the bounds of the question, I would probably choose to breastfeed. Or what if you had a friend who was planning to circ and ff, and you knew she was not going to take too much lecturing from you... what would you advocate more strongly for? What battle would you pick?
This thread was not designed to piss people off or to out anyone for having the "wrong" answer. B/c there isn't a right or wrong answer, and as people pointed out, there are more than 2 choices. Your answer tells what is important to you, and that is all. Not what is the most important thing for everyone. Don't get too upset... I just wanted to think about it. Also, I meant to put the same thread in the bfing forum, but forgot. I wonder if the responses would be different?