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Epilepsy And What Afflicts The Law, Society

March 26 is Purple Day, the international day for epilepsy awareness. The word 'epilepsy' means "to seize, possess, or afflict". This indicates how language is a tool in the hands of the powerful, the so-called 'normal' human beings. This inequality between 'normal' and 'abnormal' emanates from the hegemonic structure of our society and is evident in the language of the law.

Being 'Normal'

As I became older, I realised my medical condition was different from other maladies. Other diseases were 'socially acceptable', mine was a taboo. If I told the truth, I would be subject to discrimination and stigma that could never be obliterated.