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How To Deal With Hurtful Remarks About Facial Hair From Friends/coworkers?
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Recently saw open email on work computer between my male bff and a close female friend. Childhood lifelong friends. And it was from a few years ago when one was mad about something insignificant. He asked her if my 'stache had grown out and she said I had full on beard and sent pic and he said I had more of a beard than he did and he was "rofl". It isn't that extreme but it HURT. Idk that I'll ever feel the same about him and he's like family. Grew up next door. His bro was my first bf and then… read more

posted April 23, 2017
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A myPCOSteam Member

I would tell this idiot that at least one can see my 'fault' if one wishes to call it that, but can we see his? Wonder what faults he's got hiding! They must be so grose!

posted April 25, 2017
A myPCOSteam Member

I've had this type of thing happen to me many times and it hurt my feelings very much. Now that I know why I have this excess hair, I'll take the time to explain that it is a medical condition that I have no control over. I'm firm and pretty blunt in my delivery and I let them know that it isn't a laughing matter to me. I've even went so far as to ask them how they'd feel if I laughed at them if they had diabetes or some other such condition. I've found that by educating them on the why of it, that I can often bring about an awareness of the condition that these people would not have otherwise. THEN, there are those days when I don't say anything and walk away in disgust. I figure they know they've upset me and better steer clear.

posted April 24, 2017
A myPCOSteam Member

I'd be blunt to him and let him know that it is hurtful that he feels that your medical condition is a laughing matter .... i'm rather blunt when it comes to my medical if someone is annoyed with it they hear it straight I can be diplomatic on the matter but only to a degree (work mates vs actually personal long term friend or family get a different level of bluntness from me).

posted April 24, 2017
A myPCOSteam Member

Sorry to hear this. I've had remarks made about me also, at a time when I didn't even know that I had PCOS/Hirsutism, remarks are made about my hairy arms also. It literally made me wanna curl up in a shell and hide but this is me and I didn't ask to be this way. Some people just want to make fun of others because they have insecurities of their own, a good way to take the focus off them and onto someone else. Beauty is within, so forget about these ugly people in the world.

posted August 9, 2017
A myPCOSteam Member

Mother fucker. They don’t get it but I get it. Just know that’s only how a small majority of assholes act not everyone

posted January 13, 2021

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