When the Personal becomes the Political

If you’ve been an active citizen or humane educator for any length of time, you’ve probably heard those words a fair amount. You may even have said them yourself. We use them when we want to justify the choices we’re making and remove any sort of morality or right-or-wrong-ness from the issue. But when there is someone or something who suffers because of our choice, then it ceases to live in the realm of “personal” and becomes an ethical issue.

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