#Woke by: Mendy Mills
I am writing this after a bad Facebook experience. One of my Facebook friends put out this challenge.
“This ought to be fun. (crying laughing face) You wake up in a psychiatric hospital and find me sitting next to you. Using 4 words, what would you say to me?
It immediately struck me that this wasn’t right and I was compelled to comment in a thoughtful way that might hint at this person that maybe this was at the very least insensitive.
I replied, “Why is this funny?”
The person replied, “Good one.” (2 crying laughing faces)
She thought I was being clever. So I replied, “I was serious. No one would say,”You wake up in a cancer hospital and find me sitting next to you. What would you say to me?”I would say,” Thank God we don’t have mental illness. People would never stigmatize and make fun of a cancer patient. It breaks my heart.”