this sweater, according to the tag, is from Laura Tyler. i wouldn’t know because i didn’t buy it. it was given to me by one of my fellow camp counselors after i had worn it for the entire run of camp and showed no signs of giving it back. at that point it was already missing its bottom hem and…
Gisella Perl was forced to work as a doctor in Auschwitz concentration camp during the holocaust.
She was ordered to report ever pregnant women do the physician Dr. Josef Mengele, who would then use the women for cruel experiments (e.g. vivisections) before killing them.
She saved hundreds of women by performing abortions on them before their pregnancy was discovered, without having access to basic medical supplies. She became known as the “Angel of Auschwitz”.
After being rescued from Bergen-Belsen concentration camp she tried to commit suicide, but survived, recovered and kept working as a gynecologist, delivering more than 3000 babies.
I want to nail this to the forehead of every anti-abortionist who uses the word “Holocaust” when talking about legal abortions.
I wrote about a bit of this in that essay on genocidal rape and historical and legislative avoidance of the matter. The one that got the award. These kinds of experiences were typical of the women in the concentration camps, but this is exactly the kind of thing that has been hidden from history because they are not seen as the ‘typical’ experience… which means that it is is not the man’s experience. These sort of stories are considered too womeny and too subjective to be safely reported in ‘objective ’ history. It’s fucking bullshit.
Just realized that I’ve cosplayed Latino characters almost exclusively these last few years. Represent!
Above: Blue Beetle (Jaime Reyes), Miss America Chavez and Ghost Rider (Robbie Reyes) worn by marlene. Photography by baldwinsaintilus and my buddies Jonah and Alex Stone. Blue Beetle and Ghost Rider costumes constructed by sewthoughtful.