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On Thursday, college student Aliza Shvarts told the Yale Daily News that she had artificially inseminated herself and then induced abortions over the course of nine months for her senior art project.
“I hope it inspires some sort of discourse,” she said.
After everyone on the internet fuh-reaked out over it, Yale officials quickly issued a statement claiming Shvarts’ project was a hoax, “a creative fiction” and “performance art.”
Today, however, Shvarts wrote in the YDN that the art project was real, although she couldn’t confirm whether or not she ever got pregnant.
“On the 28th day of my cycle, I would ingest an abortifacient, after which I would experience cramps and heavy bleeding.
…this performance piece has numerous conceptual goals. The first is to assert that often, normative understandings of biological function are a mythology imposed on form…
…it is a myth that ovaries and a uterus are meant to birth a child.”
What?!? Boy do we feel duped. Goddamn you, “biology”!!!
One thing’s for certain. Aliza really got us discoursing, alright. And we feel for the girl. Heavy-flow periods are a bitch, and the attendant mood swings–they make us crazier than a bag of squirrel dicks. Which is why we don’t blame her for staining her favorite pair of white pants and mistaking it for “art.” Nor do we think she’s really responsible for being so fucking annoying and pretentious. Girlfriend’s been through a lot, and what she needs now is some dark chocolate, a box of Super Plus Tampax, and a fistful of Midol.