Discussing some of the bullshit I often see in the “schizophrenia” tag.
Since I can now do the whole “reblog yourself” thing without reblogging myself from another blog, I thought I would bring this back, just in case any of my new followers were interested in hearing me talk about some of the stereotypes of schizophrenia.
The fact that I’ve seen “schizophrenic” used as an adjective alluding to the misguided conflation of schizophrenia and DID in recent academic articles is appalling. It’s bad enough that the misconception exists in popular culture, but the fact that academics (ostensibly well-educated individuals) can get away with that kind of idiotic, harmful, and misleading use of language in peer-reviewed journals is horrific.
Some of the comments on this article disgust me.
I keep thinking, god help me, that we’re beyond some of the inane and disgusting (re: comments) that held us back in the first half of the 20th century. And, despite my ever shrinking hope, it’s just more and more apparent that this is not the case. If anything, it’s getting worse. I won’t even get into what my own state (Ohio) has done with Roe v. Wade.
The war is not over; the battle is not won (despite someone telling me, just six months ago, that the “glass ceiling is an illusion”) and I hope that all of my ladies awake from their slumbering malaise and start fighting. We can reignite our own hearts. We can continue the fight because, to put it simply, we must. We must fight or … well, there isn’t any other choice, is there?
I cannot tell you how hot it gets me when my friends make calls to arms.