In an editorial March 30, 2015, “Mental Illness Stigma Still Up in the Air,” editors directed the term “stigma.”
Your words are too facile. You intend to speak about prejudice and discrimination, instead you employ both.
Why you direct a “stigma” ought interest you. It does me.
The simple answer to why you do is, as with earlier examples, you experience social permission to do so.
I, 77, once experienced social permission to utter stigma/rape. Other societies offered the same permission, different victims.
Harold A. Maio, retired mental health editor, 239-275-5798, [email protected]