Thursday, January 04, 2007

Without even coming close to passing any sort of judgment, this story ("Parents defend decision to keep girl a child") just tells me the world is getting more bizarre by leaps and bounds. (That and the Palm Jumeirah, which I see from my new office window.)

This paragraph made me scratch my head though: "The case was approved by the hospital’s ethics committee in 2004, which agreed that because Ashley could never reproduce voluntarily she was not being subjected to forced sterilisation, a form of racial cleansing promoted in the 1920s and known as eugenics (it was satirised in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby)."

It was?