The Bauhauswife Blog — Family Culture
My family and I recently left Canada under stressful circumstances. We're now living in the tropics for the time being: worldschooling, learning Spanish, writing, loving, connecting with other people and families, and working to support freedom of thought, speech, and bodily integrity as much as possible. I never could have possibly guessed—as recently as eight months ago—that I would end up experiencing threats of violence and even death, for speaking what I believe to be true--let alone that the majority of human beings on earth would be compelled to cover their faces when moving through the streets. But in retrospect, the...
Picture this: The photograph of a person, completely naked, genitals exposed, lying on a hospital bed, arms outstretched in supplication, with an expression of terror, anguish, agony, and sadness on their face, and tears running down their cheeks. I hope--and I believe--that there isn’t anyone out there who wouldn’t immediately see this as evidence of an individual in a state of profound pain. Would it be acceptable to share such a photograph publicly, or on Facebook? Or would this be seen as unspeakably cruel, inhumane, humiliating, and wrong? I wonder why it is that it's considered not only acceptable, but often cute,...