Originally Posted by Intactguy57
Man I am so p*#*ed about this post and the outcome. YOU say YOU were against it, the tech was against it and the Dam* doctor was against it, then my question is why did it happen. I really doubt your commitment to males being natural because you went ahead and assisted in the butcher job anyway
First, she didn't say she assisted in the procedure - she said she observed
it. I don't think observation is equal to "assisting in the butcher job." From what I can see, all she actually did was watch, and then bring the baby back to his parents (which you surely can't have a problem with, unless you think she should have refused to return him to his parents).
|I would get out of nursing before I helped do something that I felt was absolutly wrong.
If she quit nursing over this, the intactivists would lose a valuable "inside person" in the medical field - someone who has the ability to influence parents, other nurses, and
doctors. Not many people are able to have that type of influence.
Originally Posted by Microsoap
I think if I were that student, I'd do this: Object to it and... hell, even unstrap the baby (if I even let them get that far!) and hold him close to my body and tell them they can't let this happen. Of course, I accept the unfortunate results-- they'd have PEEL that perfectly intact baby boy off my chest
If she had done this, she would almost certainly have been severely disciplined (and the baby would have still been circumcised) or even rejected from nursing school (again, the baby would have still been circumcised), in which case she would lose her ability to influence and educate all those parents, nurses, and doctors in the future.
I think y'all are being quite hard on someone who is on "your side" of the issue, someone who obviously had a very difficult time with the unfortunate event she had to witness. While it was an awful experience, she can use that experience and her nursing position to educate many people about circumcision in the future. And don't we all agree that that's a good thing?
Please remember to be kind and understanding. She had a hard enough time with what she had to witness, and there's no doubt that it will continue to play in her mind for the rest of her life. Why make it any harder on her by being judgemental?
Just a thought...