Antics and Ethics of the White Girl

Miley is sitting before her gilded mirror, perfecting her nonchalant pout, newly cropped hair the ideal shade of platinum blonde. I don’t give a fuck she mouths, partly to convince everyone else, mostly to convince herself. She doesn’t give a fuck, simply because she’s trained herself not to – and that’s why we’re talking about her now.

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Consider the Mouse

The mice are genetic variants bred so as to be useful for research. There is a real teleological purpose to their life and death in the pursuit of science. Or so I tell myself when placing mice in CO2 chambers and then cervically dislocating their spines so as to access their brains for further analysis.

But naturally moral qualms become more pronounced as a minor mouse genocide begins to rest solely on my conscious. 

 

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