Where Ships go to Die

Van Mensvoort
January 19th 2007

ships
Brendan Corr's created a photo essay of the Bangladesh beach/port Chittagong where half of the world's supertankers are disassembled. The reported facts: over 200,000 Bangladeshis are employed by the work, that most of the workers don't have gloves or shoes and have to work extra-cautiously to avoid the razor-sharp metals and pollutants, and that the scrap metal stripped from these ships supplies 80 percent of Bangladesh's.

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Should men be able to give birth to children?


Koert van Mensvoort: Is the artificial womb frankenstein-like symbol of (male) engineers trying to steal the magical womb from women? Or… is it a feminist project and needed to reach through equality between the sexes? I personally lean towards the latter. To me it feels like progress if a girl can tell a guy to carry the womb for a change.

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