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Substance in Style

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by akrasia, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. akrasia

    akrasia Senior Member

    An article in the Style section of this Sunday's (Jan.3, '14) New York Times contained this:

    "Whatever the answer, Mr. Daley’s disclosure reignited a fraught conversation within the L.G.B.T. community, having to do with its third letter. Bisexuality, like chronic fatigue syndrome, is often assumed to be imaginary by those on the outside. The stereotypes abound: bisexuals are promiscuous, lying or in denial. They are gay men who can’t yet admit that they are gay, or “lesbians until graduation,” sowing wild oats before they find husbands."

    M.E., which is what this author means by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I suspect, is seen as an issue that is deeply misunderstood by others. That the writer felt comfortable using it as an analogy for conveying a sympathetic view of bisexuality is cheering. It means that at least for the readership of the Style section of the New York Times, people are aware of how mistaken the view of M.E. has been.

    This is an interesting contrast to the ongoing ethically bankrupt dismissal of the history of M.E. from the various NIH initiatives we're confronting at the moment.
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  2. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem All Good Things Must Come to an End

    Why is the medical community always the last to catch onto anything? :mad:

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