Very Special Episodes are bad enough, but pop culture’s occasional sly nods of ‘awareness’ are just as bad, and sometimes more damaging.
While I maintain a public Facebook—follow it here, I say in a shameless social media plug—I didn’t delve into the personal side of the site until relatively recently, when I was dragged on kicking and screaming because it was the only way to stay in contact with old friends. That alone is evidence of the […]
Misophonia is finally, slowly, starting to have its day in the sun — the Washington Post did a feature on it in December, for example, and there seems to be a flickering awareness of what it is. Sort of. With the exception of the people who have it, though, a lot of that awareness is rather dismissive. […]
They say that you can’t truly understand someone’s life until you’ve walked a mile in her shoes. This particular saying is especially popular in social justice-oriented communities where people want to underscore the idea that while you can learn a lot about a given group of people, you can never fully comprehend their experiences as […]