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celebratedrecluse wrote

beyond ableism, it can be helpful to draw the connection to gender and race politics. there is a long history of both in the history of disability and medicine, for example it is practically impossible to understand schizophrenia in modern psychiatry without understanding the white supremacy in psychiatry and the way that diagnosis was used against black united states people. The influence was global in scope: although this type of bad politics are more extreme in north america, where they are firmly entrenched more than other places on earth.

As for gender, you're probably familiar with women and non binary people being labeled "crazy" whenever a man is offended.

it is difficult to get free of something terrible, except all together. which means, it is good to understand why the multitude of us, can all benefit from deconstruction, which is not something that has to be either academic or moralistic.

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