The NYU Child Study Center has responded to the protest against its Ransom Notes campaign.
Koplewicz: “While we knew the campaign was edgy and we knew it would be harsh and upsetting, the facts of mental illness are even more upsetting." Thus, they have decided to "ride out the storm," and continue ignoring the voices of disability advocates, whom they dismiss as having had "their feelings hurt."
Perhaps it is time to start a conversation with others who are complicit in the distribution of these highly offensive ads.
Newsweek? Any comments on this?
Update: As of this afternoon, 12/19/2007, the Ransom Notes campaign has been withdrawn, according to an announcement at the Child Study Center website.