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Original Essays | September 30, 2014

Benjamin Parzybok: IMG A Brief History of Video Games Played by Mayors, Presidents, and Emperors

Brandon Bartlett, the fictional mayor of Portland in my novel Sherwood Nation, is addicted to playing video games. In a city he's all but lost... Continue »
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The Condition by Jennifer Haigh
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alansgirl, July 9, 2008

Although this book was well written and entertaining, I agree with the other posts that it was somewhat off base in regards to Turner's Syndrome. I happen to be a 37 year-old female physician with Turner's Syndrome. I found the author's depiction of women with Turner's Syndrome as child-like and immature to be inaccurate and to a degree insulting. I am a highly functioning professional woman who happens to be short and require hormone replacement--not an 11 year-old. Also, as a physician, I hate when people seize on the stereotype that all Turner's Syndrome patients have trouble with math--I easily tackled math all the way through college level Calculus. No matter what the disease, people should not assume that all stereotypes hold true. I realize that it wasn't necessarily intentional to present Turner's Syndrome in any negative light. I'm just somewhat disappointed that what was probably the public's first widespread popular culture exposure to this somewhat rarer genetic disorder was more stereotypical than I would have preferred.
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