Was She or Wasn't She Preggers? CSI: New Haven

ian spiegelman · 04/19/08 01:15PM

Last week, shame hive Yale University brought us senior Aliza Shvarts, who claimed she'd been getting pregant and aborting said pregnancies as part of some kind art project. Then Yale said she never really got pregnant, though she still says she did. However, she also said that she wasn't sure if her bleeding was the result menstruation or those artistic abortions. Well if, as she claims, she does have the blood in a freezer somewhere, Discover magazine is on hand to settle these pesky questions once and for all.

Abortion Performance Art Actually Media Exploitation

Rebecca · 04/18/08 08:44AM

Remember that abortion art project where a Yale student impregnated herself only to induce miscarriages? Edgy, right? Pro-life, pro-choice and pro-quality art people were all outraged. But now it's the media's turn to be annoyed because because the "artist," Aliza Shvarts, totally played us. "The entire project is an art piece, a creative fiction designed to draw attention to the ambiguity surrounding form and function of a woman's body," said a Yale spokeswoman. Shvarts still maintains she aborted life for the sake of art. And in the case of her life, that's true enough. [AP]

Weirdest Grossest Abortion Art Project Ever

Sheila · 04/17/08 09:08AM

For every genius the Ivy League cranks out, there are a few duds. Reports the Yale Daily News, art major Aliza Shvarts 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..." Sounds awful! Plus: we were not aware that one could auto-artificially-inseminate outside a clinical setting. But we must all try to be sophisticated: what is the statement? Oh, she wants to "spark conversation" about art, the human body, etc. Mission accomplished! Consider the conversation officially sparked. [Yale Daily News]