Saturday, January 27, 2007

Elasti-boy?!

Circus Performer is Real Life Elasti-boy

Yep, that's the headline that has accompanied the ABC press release as it has appeared in newspapers across America. And ABC is shocked, shocked, I tell you, that we're pissed? The attitude that people with EDS are some sort of freaks interferes with proper diagnosis and early, useful, intervention. This is the sort of attitude that creates situations like I wrote about in FLK.

2 comments:

Blue / Kay Olson said...

Unbelievable, isn't it?

yanub said...

I know! It makes me wonder if they hire someone to sit around and think up side show names for disabilities, or if they just combed through the old broadsheets of yesteryear's circuses.