I see that you have written something about the Cosmo piece. That’s fine, and I spoke publicly, so it’s to be expected. Certainly, you write about media, and I am in media.But I want you to know that I agreed to do that interview with Cosmo so that younger women wouldn’t have to endure what I did. I’ve had two major surgeries and several minor ones, logged countless hospital visits, and had my illness dismissed by doctors, coworkers, and even family.Please don’t be so glib as to refer to that interview as about my “sex life.” Yes, that’s a part of the piece, because Cosmo asked about it. But it’s about so much more. And painting my illness in such a flip way is exactly the kind of thing that keeps women ashamed and quiet about diseases like endometriosis. I’m lucky to have an understanding partner. Many women with this disease are so afraid to admit it that they won’t even date.You write a gossip blog, I’m a big girl, and I can take it. But I doubt you’d want a younger sister or friend to hold back on getting treatment because they were afraid of being mocked.Please think it over.
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