Voluntary amputation article
cloudburst at prodigy.net
Mon Apr 9 06:10:51 PDT 2001
I would like to know if anyone finds this article as utterly offensive as I
It's a long piece, so I refer you specifically to the following quote on
page 3, "My initial thoughts were not unlike those of a magazine editor I
approached about writing it, who replied, 'Thanks. This is definitely the
most revolting query I've seen for quite some time.'"
It is my opinion that, if Mr. Elliott was less comfortable with his
revulsion at our amputee bodies, amputation by choice would be no more
pathological than a nose job.
I know this article has been out for a while, nonetheless I urge you to
write the editors and let them know that it is backward and offensive to
print a piece so obviously premised on the assumption that our bodies are
objects of disgust.
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