I guess for guys and gals without a skin disorder they don't understand why we want to know which male tennis pros have one. Non-skin disorderality is splashed in my face every single day of my life. When I turn on the TV, read a newspaper, look at a billboard, go to the mall seeing non-disordereds holding hands in public or kissing. It's everywhere. And so is skin disorderophobia. If we are to progess as a society the acneatics can't fight this battle alone. Its time for skin disordered men to take a stand. The acneatics have done so much in sports.
I don't think skin disordered men on the ATP tour have to hold a press conference or do what Jessica Simpson did and go and do an acne commercial. However, I do believe they shouldn't be hiding their skin disorders either. You see having no skin disorder is not a source of shame. It's easy for non-disordereds to make jokes and say "oh having psoriasis is no big deal." Or "why do people want to talk about skin lesions?" Those comments are examples of skin disorderophobia. Having a skin disorder has a lot more to do with life than having itchy skin. It means living your life freely and openly disordered and not having to worry about judgement and being proud of who you are. I think it's so important for disordered male athletes to come out. It shatters stereotypes. We know that in a population a certain number of men have a skin disorder. That's just science and it's a fact.
Yet the silence that is the skin disorderophobia in the ATP tour means just that. It's the silence that speaks volumes. Even though tennis is an individual sport all those disordered men on the ATP are hiding. I am not sure why.
No one is going to harm them physically.
You see non-disordereds make jokes about this issue because it doesn't matter to them. Non-disorderism is everywhere. It's marketed to us, it's broadcast everyday. It's everywhere.
Skin disorder pride!!!