No. Her humor isn't mine. The sad part is that judging from the reaction of the crowd many of them thought she was funny. To present these conditions in such a demeaning way (Celiac, Aspergers, Autism etc) trivializes the very real and serious challenges faced daily by those who have them. I suspect she hasn't thought through the serious consequences of her humor - no doubt because she herself is ignorant of the realities and facts of the medical conditions she chooses to target. So what are the consequences of put-down humor? 1. Lack of compassion for those with these conditions 2. Dehumanizing/depersonalizing individuals 3. Encouraging impatience rather than understanding when confronted with differences 4. Blaming the person and believing that they are responsible and are using their condition either as a cop-out for their actions or to draw attention to themselves.
Edited by: YVONNE2001 at: 4/8/2011 (10:30)
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