Guess where I will be on April 22? At the Undergraduate Senior Art Show, probably amongst many other students – trying to find my way to Aliza Shvarts’ senior art project. Because what can be more attractive than videos of an undergrad undergoing miscarriages?
Not really; I just want to see her exhibit for myself.
According to Jonathan Schell, an author and an intellectual, who is my professor in a seminar on non-violence (how very relevant!), “Watch presidential candidates being asked questions about this.” And, according to my classmate in that class, “Too bad Huckabee dropped out, he would have made a couple of interesting comments.” Another added, “How will she apply for a job?” Another one wanted to know who was filming her videos (“Would you mind holding a camera while I am having a self-induced abortion in my bathtub?”). Another one was curious as to how she got men to be her inseminators (“Um, so I am working on this senior project…would you mind providing me with some sperm?”)
According to Yale, Shvarts did not have any pregnancies/miscarriages/sperm donors – it was all a made-up story.
According to Shvarts, who wrote a guest column for today’s issue Yale Daily News, it is all true.
Yale’s message boards are full of anti-abortion posters; a Facebook ad invites the Yale community to attend a candlelight vigil to honor abortion victims.
I am pro-choice, so I believe she had a right to do that to herself; at the same time, I feel overwhelmed that someone would be so ruthless (if her story is indeed true) to their body.
What do you think?