“In the United Kingdom, healthy babies cannot be legally aborted after twenty-four weeks, but no such restriction applies in the case of sick babies.” Despite society’s supposed championing of the rights of people with disabilities, Sarah C. Williams argues that the widespread acceptance of prenatal screening sends the opposite message. Prenatal screening reveals the “deficiencies” a baby has. While it’s voluntary, many expecting mothers opt to screen themselves to make an informed decision. Often the parents choose to terminate after finding out their baby is “sick”. Read full article here
Why Do Modern Pop Songs Have So Many Credited Writers?
The music industry has changed dramatically over the last few decades – with the number of songwriters credited on number one hits more than doubling. This is due to a combination of factors, including money, the computer and a changing definition of what songwriting is. For example, if The Beatles’ classic “I Feel Fine” was released today, it would likely have four writers credited instead of two, due to the influence of producers, samples and interpolations. With the rise of lawsuits, artists now preemptively add songwriter credits to their songs, even if the similarities between their song and the source material are coincidental. It all goes to show that the music industry is becoming more complex and competitive. Read full article here