Neck ring, choices and responsibilities

Mu Hwit said she had discarded her neck rings not only because they would hinder her chances of studying abroad but also because she was “unhappy” at being a low-paid tourist attraction.

→ The Irrawaddi, Lawi Peng: Padaung Women are Discarding their Neck Rings

It plopped into the toilet and sat there till I scooped it out into an empty hummus container. I poked at it with the end of a plastic spoon. Turned it over. It was so small, this thing that loomed so large. I was too tired to be upset. I was just happy the pain had stopped.

→ The Rumpus, Martha Bayne: Knocked over: On biology, magical thinking and choice. [via metafilter]

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