Invest in ME Conference 12: First Class in Every Way
OverTheHills wraps up our series of articles on this year's 12th Invest in ME International Conference (IIMEC12) in London with some reflections on her experience as a patient attending the conference for the first time.
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Is This Funny?

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by starryeyes, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member

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    I really hate that sort of thing.

    "I'm afraid I am not going to change it"? How pathetic. You can change it or not, but if you decide not to, don't try to hide behind that sort of placating passive language. I'd have much more respect for him if he said "I'm not going to change my joke because I think CFS is a funny disease. It makes me laugh that people use it as an excuse to avoid getting on with their lives."

    "I'm sorry that the joke offends you" - that's not the problem! It doesn't matter whether anyone was offended or not, the problem is that his joke was based on a misunderstanding of CFS, and may serve to spread that stupidity amongst his readers. He doesn't have the right to appologise for the justified offence which others may feel.
     

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