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The Unfit Underage Soldiers of the Civil War (Nursing Clio)
by Frances Clarke and Rebecca Jo Plant
Many underage boys enlisted illegally in the Civil War. Far from celebrating their bravery, many physicians and military leaders argued that their still-developing bodies made them liabilities for the Army—and that real fitness for the service didn’t arrive until a man was in his twenties.

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Four Kids, Alone in the Jungle (Slate)
by Franks Mayancha and Francesca Mezzenzana
After a plane crash, four children, ranging in age from eleven months to thirteen years, survived for forty days deep in the Amazon rainforest. Media reports called it a miracle. Two scholars say it was really a testament to Indigenous child rearing.

Becoming an Expert on Your Own Life (Aeon)
by Satsuki Ayaya and Junko Kitanaka
People with mental illnesses and disabilities often find themselves being treated as objects of expert judgment and analysis. A Japanese approach called tōjisha-kenkyū helps them to instead become researchers of their own situations, collaborating to better understand what they need from those around them.

Domestic Abuse as Horror Film (Public Books)
by Eleanor Johnson
Decades before clinicians and courts recognized the form of domestic abuse known as coercive control, Rosemary’s Baby presented it to audiences in ways that immediately connected with abuse survivors.

Who Owns AI-Created Art? (The Conversation)
by Robert Mahari, Jessica Fjeld,  and Ziv Epstein
If you prompt a tool like Midjourney to create a piece of art, did you make the resulting work? Or did the artists who created the images on which the tool was trained? Copyright law has never had to deal with anything like generative AI.

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