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Crazy Uncle

Posted on November 25, 2016 in Bipolar Disorder Festivals Prose Arcana Stigma

You are the strange uncle suspected of dementia before your time

The Cashier

Posted on November 15, 2016 in Campaign 2016 Citizenship

White men know what it can be like to be alone “with the boys”.

The Fallacies of Stigma: A Primer

Posted on September 8, 2015 in Netiots Stigma

The arguments of stigma are often cited as reasonable, but a closer examination shows that they are flawed.

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The Woman at My Table

Posted on June 16, 2015 in Stigma

You take the mentally ill as they are, not conceiving of or treating them as children, but as full participants in life.

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Playbuzz Petition

Posted on May 21, 2015 in Abuse Netiots Stigma The InterNet

lease sign the petition at the site.

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What is Stigma?

Posted on May 6, 2015 in Accountability Bigots Stigma

The Devil is not the Prince of Matter; the Devil is the arrogance of spirit, faith without smile, truth that is never seized by doubt. The Devil is grim because he knows where he is going, and, in moving, he always returns whence he came.

Umberto Eco

square874Let me start out by stating that I do not believe in “self-stigma”: I believe in guilt, shame, and despair but labeling these as “self-stigma” cheapens the meaning of stigma. There may or may not be a motive behind the invention of this term, but the result is that it implies that the people who are the principal victims of stigma are in a conspiracy — or confederacy if you prefer — against themselves.

To further explain what stigma is and isn’t, let me use a parallel that was laid out to me by a friend who was explaining certain terms used to describe race relations. White people often accuse African Americans of being racist, too. African Americans dispute this. My friend — an African American woman — acknowledged that African Americans often hold deeply seated racial and ethnic prejudices. But this isn’t racism because racism requires another element: power. White Americans are in a position to make their racial prejudices inflict suffering on the lives of African Americans. Witness, for example, the unwritten DWB (“Driving While Black”) policies of certain police departments including “America’s safest city” (for white people) Irvine, California. The policy is enforced when a black person drives through the city of Irvine. Because of their skin color, they are assumed to be up to no good and pulled over for some minor infraction. The result is that they are made to feel unwelcome in this college town. That is a ~comparatively~ “mild” example, but American history is rife with other exemplars up to the present day.

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Andreas Lubitz: Depressive or Evil Genius?

Posted on March 31, 2015 in Depression Stigma

Was Lubitz an evil genius? I take exception to the conclusion that his actions were in any way “malicious”.

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