body = 'a human being as capable of feeling physical pain'

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 14 19:03:37 UTC 2014

Several times in the past few days I've heard comments about the shooting
in Missouri to the effect that "Police need to respect the black male
body," and "Black bodies are important."

My SWAG is that it ultimately goes back to Elaine Scarry's intellectually
influential _The Body in Pain_ (1985).

It doesn't just mean "person."


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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