Saturday, March 25, 2017
Cannibalism Is 'Perfectly Natural' and Quite Useful, Argues New Book
"Cannibalism is having a moment. Between zombie fare like The Walking Dead and The Santa Clarita Diet, and the upcoming French film Raw, which caused attendees of a Toronto Film Festival screening to pass out last year, contemporary pop culture is increasingly fascinated by the rigors of eating human flesh.
...I think like cannibalism, there’s probably a certain reluctance to acknowledge that it was normal behavior. I just don’t think those biases exist now, at least among the scientific community. But certainly, part of the reason why I titled the book Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History was to demystify the behavior, to portray it as natural behavior, as others have done for homosexuality."
Continued @ jezebel.com
The study observed that people engaged in minority lifestyles, such as practicing vampires, often perceive social workers as “microaggressing” – which the authors described as “encounters that convey attitudes of dominance and superiority” over individuals with whom they cannot relate on the basis of “race and ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation or identity, socioeconomic status, disability status, or religious affiliation.”
Study: Self-Identified ‘Vampires’ Fear Being Judged if They ‘Come Out of the Coffin’
"On Wednesday, a court in Dresden, Germany, sentenced 56-year-old Detlev Guenzel to eight and a half years in prison for the apparently consensual murder and dismemberment of Wojciech Stempniewicz.
At his trial, psychiatrists determined that neither Meiwes nor Brandes were, so far as they could tell, mentally ill….
And if they're mentally unstable, can they consent to anything? Such a naked, erotic desire for death is so disturbing that it doesn't seem possible for it to be treated like ordinary desire. "
How Courts Treat Consensual Cannibals
Hoax Busters: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral, Cannibal.