Friday, May 20, 2016

The suicide memoir.

Over on Lit Hub, from The Suicide Memoir: True Crime, Mystery and Grief, Al Alvarez quoted discussing Sylvia Plath's suicide:

“It was an act she felt she had a right to as a grown woman and a free agent.”
Oooof. First, when I write "ooof" imagine someone being punched in the stomach.It's the sound someone makes blowing out air after being sucker-punched in the gut.

Many things can bring you to suicide. Desperation. Pain. Fear. But ultimately we should all have an unquestioned right to our own bodies, so yes, suicide is a right. 

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