From Sophie de Oliveira Brata’s Alternative Limb Project
I hope this becomes a real thing. Like a fashion thing for all people who are limbless
So long as people don’t start chopping on limbs to be fashionable.
There’s someone who made himself look like a lizard and someone else transforming herself into a tiger, and you say that? Implants, piercings, gauged piercings, bifurcated penes, and scarification is a thing, and you say that? Even if people chop off their OWN limbs to be fashionable. After informed consent. Including an out-of-pocket cost estimate. And maybe some counseling/advising, because one would hope that the first response to “I want to cut off a limb” is a calm and reasoned “all right, why?”
And knowing that insurance ain’t gon’ pay for that. Not the operation, not the post-operative care, and not the prosthetic. Insurance helps you pay for medically necessary care and equipment yo, and “that looks cool, let me chop off my leg so I can have a bedazzled knee” isn’t medically necessary.