16 Jan 2013

Make a stand! Join us in challenging discrimination against people with Dyslexia!

Dyslexia Together is a new group, determined to challenge misconceptions and prejudice surrounding Specific Learning Difficulties.

Please have a look at the footage on their petition page, where Jeremy Kyle shows a clear lack of understanding of the symptoms of Dyslexia, and the effects it can have when unsupported.

Click HERE to view petition on Change.org

The more I watch the clip, the angrier it makes me.

The main focus of the campaign is to right the misconceptions about Dyslexia that Jeremy Kyle spouted in his aggressive, pseudo-intellectual manner.

But it would also be good to see him apologise for his behaviour, because it's about time we stopped accepting bullies in our society, isn't it?

Listening to the audience hollering and whooping as a presenter yells accusations in to the face of a passive and bewildered 'guest' cannot surely be classed as valid entertainment, can it?

I think 'Foxy Bingo', who sponsor The Jeremy Kyle show, should carefully consider the public support they give to such unpleasant programming.

We need to get things in perspective.

Jeremy Kyle is not medically qualified.
He's not an Education specialist.
He's not a trained counsellor.

He's a DJ with a camera.

Having the funds to access a DNA testing lab and a lie-detector machine does not a Scientist or a Psychologist make.

Is this really a programme that puts families back together?

I have spent time researching responses given by former 'guests' with regard to their 'After Care' provision.
It makes for a sad, yet somehow unexpected, read.

So, man up, 'Jez' - let's see you right the wrongs of your own making, before you go pontificating to those who have the misfortune to end up as 'guests' on your show!






3 comments:

  1. We need to get things in perspective.

    Jeremy Kyle is not medically qualified.
    He's not an Education specialist.
    He's not a trained counsellor.

    He's a DJ with a camera.

    I couldn't have said it better!
    Brilliant

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  2. I knew so little about dyslexia until recently. I know that I am still a long way from being an expert, but the little that I have learned since I got involved with this campaign, has made me realise how important it is that the wider population in general and the media in particular has a better understanding of dyslexia. That is a very good reason for making sure that Jeremy Kyle's outrageous, cruel and ultimately ridiculous attack on a dyslexic man has to be challenged

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