"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.
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." (LINK)
Abortion, like race, is a topic that provokes such intense emotion that most people rarely discuss it anywhere let alone face to face lest fisticuffs break out. It is a debate best waged in the peaceful confines of cyberspace where people who can't actually reach out and kill each other over the right to life resort to name calling and obscenity. Such is our modern society.
This is probably one of the few times I will broach the subject. I prefer to stay in my comfort zone of Government corruption and support for our military and such. I don't want something I write on such a sensitive topic, half fatigued from work to end up misinterpreted. But here we go anyway.
This "woman" is one of the most obscene people I've ever heard of. She is literally using human life for a school grade. How depraved can you get? Why didn't she just get a bunch of Dwarf legs and line them up in a geometric figure? Or how about painting a picture using the blood of a Virgin? Or how about shrinking the heads of kids with Down's Syndrome? Do I make my point here? Everyone of these aforementioned displays would be banned from production yet somehow a human fetus is fair game. And people don't think our society has become sick?
Look I'm not getting into whether abortion is right or wrong. Everyone has their own opinion on that. That is not really the issue here. Even if it is right, this kind of display is utterly disgusting and immoral. Thats the issue. This stupid college witch isn't even smart enough to realize how dumb she is. Honey if you really wanted to start some sort of insipid conversation about art and the human body you would have posed nude on the front lawn of the Dean's house. This is purely for shock value and don't think your conning anyone with your B.S. story. There's a reason we don't let college kids like you run the world. Your not bright enough.
So at the end of the day it is an ethical discussion that you have provoked. The topic will be just how unethical your "project " really is and just how much we really have lost respect for innocent human life in this country. Your schools administration will rightly be embarrassed but will probably defend your right to be stupid. But I suspect your going to take the heat for this. I wouldn't be surprised if your project got the "F" it so rightly deserves (I know I haven't seen it). Unless of course Yale suffers from grade inflation or at the worst political correctness. What are the odds of that?
And let me say this: I am not for restricting speech or freedom of expression or any of that. I am from the Howard Stern school on that issue: "There is a top and a bottom. I just happen to be the bottom". I get it. But with that freedom goes responsibility. It is the responsibility of the artist or the speaker to recognize the boundaries of basic human decency lest the Government impose them on us. For not recognizing those boundaries you deserve an "F".
I hope some of Yale's alumni get called on the carpet if they don't speak out about this as well. They have an obligation to tie their support to moral, ethical and HUMAN decency. Conduct like this serves no purpose other than debase human life and cheapen our existence.
~Captain America, First In!
(CA didn't know this when he wrote the guest post, but an article published 3 hours ago revealed that this Yale student lied about the project. I don't believe this negates the main issue of an institution of 'higher learning' accepting this in their art department while the rest of their students are marching against (name the country)'s human rights violations at the other end of the campus.
Who knows, maybe she's just saying it's fake now because she didn't expect such backlash from the pro-choice crowd. Even Perez Hilton called her out for this atrocity. ~ALa)