There are some strange things in the world.
The story of this little 6-year old in China who has a “rare condition that causes her to grow hair on more than 60% of her body, including the left side of her face and her left arm,” seems like one of those strange things. Sad, in some ways, but she is so freaking cute, too.
What’s not strange is how shitty people can be towards people, namely their own children, like the parents/family of this little girl who dropped her off somewhere. One thing that has changed pretty drastically in my life since I’ve had my own children is that I’m reluctant to judge others, particularly other parents. But, I’m sorry I can’t help it: I judge these people. They are incredibly lame, for lack of a better and appropriate word right now.
What is strange is the surprising kindness of people. The grandfather of a cousin stepped forward to adopt her, and seems genuinely concerned for her, especially what might happen to her when she starts school. Bullying and name-calling seem inevitable. Or, hopefully, people will take another perspective, as a couple other 8 Asian authors mentioned in an email, “The first member of the X-Men is going to be an Asian girl!”
[Photo courtesy of NY Daily News]