To put it simply: we are falsely accused of unspecified misconduct. The vast majority of advocacy we do revolves about us BEGGING FOR HELP and pleading those responsible to understand what happens in real life. That we are accused of being fake patients, cultists, deranged lunatics, fascists trolls is absolute madness and a direct product of the researchers who make those accusations. This is wrong in so many ways. We need to correct the record. The version that is being sent out is wrong and we can correct it on record. Not in the media like cowards do but in proper form. This means peer-reviewed research so we need an academic roster for it to have an impact. I have laid out a rough outline in the thread on the "sPEciAl rEPoRt" about how silenced the poor sods are. I'll copy it below because it's a starting point. I think this is worth doing. The goal is to produce a piece of peer-reviewed research that analyzes recent years of advocacy (maybe the last 2?) from ME patients and our allies. In the simplest possible way. I don't know how to go about that. I can do parts of it but I know we can do this together and that it's worth it. A court has already ruled them to be gross exaggerators. Let's build on that and correct the record.