Sleep Deprivation

I’m sick of people equating ‘sleep deprivation’ in the torture/interrogation sense, with the lack of sleep that many people suffer as as a result of their job. The two are incomparable.

3 Replies to “Sleep Deprivation”

  1. Wow, I’ve never heard that before.
    To be clear though, there is a difference between using a word for one type of extreme action, as a metaphor for another (e.g. your baskteball tornament, or “climbing Ben Nevis was torture”) and the claim that some acts are not torture because they don’t sound all that bad (stress positions), or the sound quite like something that many people experience (sleep deprivation, forced standing).

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.