This is easily the most vile thing I have ever read in my entire life:
Art major Aliza Shvarts '08 wants to make a statement.
Beginning next Tuesday, Shvarts will be displaying her senior art project, a documentation of a nine-month process during which she artificially inseminated herself "as often as possible" while periodically taking abortifacient drugs to induce miscarriages. Her exhibition will feature video recordings of these forced miscarriages as well as preserved collections of the blood from the process.
As a pro-choice advocate I find this to be absolutely appalling. I hope to god this turns out to be a hoax, because if true this young woman is an absolutely despicable human being who should be shunned by every decent person on this planet.
The fact anyone could treat pregnancy and termination of a pregnancy in such a loathsome and trivial fashion is not fit to be a part of the civilized world.
The goal in creating the art exhibition, Shvarts said, was to spark conversation and debate on the relationship between art and the human body. But her project has already provoked more than just debate, inciting, for instance, outcry at a forum for fellow senior art majors held last week. And when told about Shvarts' project, students on both ends of the abortion debate have expressed shock . saying the project does everything from violate moral code to trivialize abortion.
But Shvarts insists her concept was not designed for "shock value."
"I hope it inspires some sort of discourse," Shvarts said. "Sure, some people will be upset with the message and will not agree with it, but it's not the intention of the piece to scandalize anyone."
The "fabricators," or donors, of the sperm were not paid for their services, but Shvarts required them to periodically take tests for sexually transmitted diseases. She said she was not concerned about any medical effects the forced miscarriages may have had on her body. The abortifacient drugs she took were legal and herbal, she said, and she did not feel the need to consult a doctor about her repeated miscarriages.
Shvarts declined to specify the number of sperm donors she used, as well as the number of times she inseminated herself.
The only debate this "art" project is going to spark is one which examines how our society has sunk so low that it produced a sick a bitch like this.
Not only should her project be disqualified, but Yale should expel her from the school. People have to at some point put politics aside and draw a line in the sand.
No civilized society can function without some type of constraints on behavior. If this is something we are willing to accept then what next? I hate to even ask that question, because who could possibly have imagined someone committing such a barbaric act?
If we cannot agree as a society that this is just unacceptable, then I don't really know what future we have.