Name the spokesperson
Today’s Prompt: Choose any celebrity to represent Migraine (whether they have Migraine or not) who would it be and why?
We need a hero!Image courtesy of Franz Richter
at Wikimedia Commons
There is a misconception that only women get Migraines. By having a male spokesperson with a strong, macho image, this will help reduce the stigma and ridicule that male migraineurs face. After all, if big, bad, tough, gorgeous Wolverine gets Migraines then it becomes less humiliating for all men.
Even with the recent study that links Migraines to genes on the X chromosome we all need reminders that men have X chromosomes, too. I inherited Migraine disease from my father. Many of my uncles, male cousins, and other male family members experience Migraines. As hard as it is to experience a Migraine attack, it is just as difficult to watch the men in my life – the ones I tend to view as strong and “capable of anything” – get knocked out of life for a day or more due to a Migraine attack. It is so inconsistent with my view of them that even I had difficulty accepting the truth of their condition. If I can express stigma toward men with Migraines, how much more difficult is it for those without Migraines to accept?
Hugh, if you’re reading this, won’t you consider stepping up and helping all of us out?
National Migraine Awareness Month is initiated by the National Headache Foundation.
The Blogger’s Challenge is initiated by www.FightingHeadacheDisorders.com.