Someone may have already raised this topic but, if so, I did not find it.
I was distressed to read an old report in Metro.co.uk about videos of seizures appearing on YouTube. http://www.metro.co.uk/news/148242-youtube-s-freak-show-videos-of-epilep...
The report likened the videos to old-fashioned freak shows.
Maybe people want to laugh at epilepsy because they are afraid of it. Maybe they are genuinely curious to know what a seizure looks like. Or maybe too much reality television has numbed them into insensitive louts.
But, you know, if I had a seizure on the train, it would be the easiest thing in the world for one of those louts to film it on their cell phone and post it on YouTube. According to the article, YouTube encourages people to flag videos that invade their privacy. But if a video of me having a seizure appeared on YouTube I would not know because I don't go there.
First of all, I think that YouTube should not allow anyone to post a video with a tag like "seizure," "fit," or "epileptic."
Second, I think that people with seizure disorders and their loved ones can act as a group. Any video that mocks seizures invades MY privacy. I can flag it. And so can we all. Even if we don't know the person having the seizure. If you see a video of me having a seizure, I hope you WILL flag it.
Can we discuss doing that?