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Apr 18, 2008

Starving dogs, aborting fetuses as art

posted at 13:38 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid

Is any of it true?


According to MTAA’s highly placed BIG media sources, Aliza Shvarts, abortion artist and Yale student, has said she never knew if she was pregnant and only took herbal abortifacients. Also the AP is reporting that it was a hoax. It’s always nice to see the right-wing blogs get punk’d big time so I’d give her a C.

There’s more here. According to Yale, it’s a fiction. Shvarts is trying to stick to her guns, but ends up sounding clueless. If she’s trying to play everyone, she’s pretty hamhanded. Someone needs to tell her that if you’re going to create fiction, you need to keep the fiction up for everybody.


What about that starving dog? I can’t figure this out. Also seems like a hoax (or, perhaps, a fiction). Ed Winkleman covered this a tad and on his blog he posts a message from the gallerist that they fed the dog and it was only tied in the gallery for 3 hours during an opening. (Is it cruel to chain up a dog?) The dog subsequently got away.

Unless the gallery is lying (they could be, but I’ll take them at their word), I don’t see how this was cruel. Sounds less cruel than walking by the starving animal in the street and doing nothing. I don’t get it. The petition against the artist seems sort of like that right-wing punk of the left where folks signed a petition to ban dihydrogen monoxide. But in this case you get to sign a petition against something that never happened to stop it from happening again, though there are no plans to make it happen again (and it never happened in the first place).

(Sorry M.River, stomped on your post, which was really, really funny.) permanent link to this post

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