On the Netflix dramedy's third episode, Ginny's friend Max says, "Seriously, don't worry about this. I'm probably just drunk, or on acid, or having a seizure or something. Seriously, this is no big deal." That joke angered Rachel Thompson, who has suffered seizures as an epileptic. "I was immediately incensed by this line," she says. "Just a few moments prior, I'd been in a state of relaxed bliss, glass of wine in hand, and cozy under a blanket. But now my blood was boiling, and my mind turned to the feelings of terror I experience after having seizures. Because, as anyone who's ever had a seizure will tell you: they're no laughing matter. I have epilepsy and I've been living with the condition since I was 16 years old. Since that diagnosis so many years ago, it's deeply frustrating and upsetting that we're still getting 'jokes' about seizures onscreen. Ableist jokes on TV and movies are absolutely not without consequences, and they're not harmless fun — they feed into a culture of dehumanization that portrays people with disabilities and neurodivergent people as less than human and less deserving of respect. What's baffling to me about these so-called 'jokes' is just how unfunny seizures actually are. The reality of having seizures is painful and traumatic."