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Disabled bodies on display: dissection of ‘elephant man’

Dinner & Dissection events in UK in 2021.

Title: "Exploitative' Elephant Man dissection to go ahead"
B&W photo on left of circustents.
B&W photo on right of John Merrick upper body, naked.
Text crossing over images "The event itself will be held in a big top tent and the replica of Mr Merrick's body will be filled with organs taken from animals."

bbc.com - Crip Hum Animal
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QUOTE
“The event itself will be held in a big top tent and the replica of Mr Merrick’s body will be filled with organs taken from animals.”

Even more than a 100 years after his death, John Merrick’s body (‘the elephant man‘) still serves as a circus attraction. The website of the organisor uses imagery and language from circusses in Victorian times in which disabled people were put on display.

➡➡ This is not for ‘educational purposes’. This is for profit and entertainment.

If you think it’s not that bad because ‘this is just a replica’ imagine a replica of the body of disabled loved one being put on display like this, without their consent.
And the animals didn’t consent neither to having their organs taken out and put on display.


LINKS:

BBC: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leicestershire-57901188

DINNER & DISSECTION: https://www.dinneranddissection.co.uk/

PETITION: https://www.change.org/p/itae-productions-stop-the-exploitation-of-people-with-disabilities-in-your-dinner-and-dissection-show

#Interlockingoppressions #ableism #speciesism

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