i feel really down tonight and i keep thinking of all the things that could be different
don’t understand why i have to be like this when there are loads of other normal girls
Been there, it sucks. When I get down I find that RuPaul’s Drag race, and Beyonce (***flawless, in particular) helps me. Also, remember your genes make you closer to an x-men than they’ll ever be, lol!
Why I Stopped Watching Wilfred
Initially, I enjoyed Wilfred. I like Elijah Wood, the writing was funny, and irreverent. It was reminiscent of an adult Calvin and Hobbes (which I love). I soon lost interest, I didn’t know why until a co-worker asked me if I watched it.
"I stopped really watching after they made the inference that girls that have turner syndrome are disgusting." I replied. I hadn’t examined why I lost interest - until I said that. Should I really surprised or mad? After all the show is irreverent, nothing safe from it’s brand of weird humor.
The exchange lasts maybe a two seconds. In the episode Wilfred is playing mind games with Ryan, and has him convinced something is wrong with his attractive female owner. Ryan shows up, all paranoid offering theories, one of them being Turner syndrome, Wilfred recoils in disgust. That’s when the show lost me, like a subconscious switch flipped in my mind. I just couldn’t to get into the show again.
As if girls with Turner Syndrome already don’t feel awkward enough. We Deal with invasive (and often tactless) specialist. We regularly endure uncomfortable conversations explaining this condition to friends, loved ones, and potential partners. People have little understanding of Turner’s, because it is rare, and has little visibility. Many of us are self conscious about it, and explaining Turner’s to others often leads to divulging personal and awkward medical info. For many people that Wilfred moment will be the only interaction (and context) that they have regarding Turner syndrome. How will that person react when they meet me, or someone else with it? People are informed by media. So, sending the message that we are repulsive freaks - not cool.