Epilepsy

No Laughing Matter – The League

“What they don’t feel they can’t comprehend.” D. Lauchengco

NoLaughingMatter

It has been roughly 4 months since the last time I’ve spoken on the topic on mainstream media taking jabs at epilepsy and seizures. We have arrived, this year within the middle of Epilepsy Awareness Month 2014 upon being given the unfortunate news that the FX Network television show The League had aired an episode titled “Epi-Sexy”

In this particular episode, “Epi-Sexy”, features a character of the show who begins a relationship with a girl who has seizures during sex. Throughout the show, various unsettling and from my perspective, offensive comments were made in regards to seizures

Both my husband and I watched the entire episode together to get the full spectrum of what the episode was about. At the end of the episode, I was left of course feeling absolutely hurt that once again television networks and television shows would green light epilepsy and seizures as a source for comedy. That once again our journeys that are in such demand for awareness and understanding, would instead be brushed aside by folks such as these and used as props for comedic relief.

However, I planted my soul firm in the ground of faith in knowing with assurance that change will happen because we are the change. Each one of us advocating for the cause right now in this very moment. Each and every single day. Every one of us on our individual journeys are together as one united force for change.

If you would like to send a letter to the FX Network visit the following link: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/42386744094967

FX and the television show The League can also be found via social media too! Let your voice be heard! Epilepsy awareness is key to making a difference. Let’s put an end to laughing matter aspect of epilepsy and seizures. Especially within the public eye!

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I am a happily-ever-after wife, an Epilepsy Diagnosee, Advocate for Epilepsy Awareness (The Epilepsy Network), life lover & Christ inspired! Life is a journey and I'm loving every moment of it. Even the bumps in the road!

One Comment

  • mackenzie keegan

    This is what I told them using the above link:

    As a person who struggles with epilepsy on a daily basis, I find it completely demoralizing to turn on the TV and see a show mocking and making fun of something that affects millions of Americans and even more world wide. Epilepsy is a condition that can be very debilitating and even life threatening. It is a disability that is not to be mocked or made fun of. I can only hope you wouldn’t do an episode like “cancer-sexy” or “downsyndrome-sexy”. So why is it so easy for you to completely disgrace so many of your viewers who suffer from seizures on a daily basis. I, along with many of my friends and family, watch multiple programs on your network. BUT THAT STOPS NOW. No one that I know will be even entertaining the idea of supporting your disgusting and belligerently disrespectful network. And I am going to make it a mission to spread this message about boycotting your station until you recognize your error and publicly apologize for your uncouth and despicable actions and support of mocking the disorder of Epilepsy. We in the Epilepsy Community are trying so hard to tear down the walls of unawareness and ignorance so that our voices can be heard and not just mocked or pushed to the side because you don’t understand us. This is not going away. Be warned.

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