Posted by one woman cine on January 17, 2007, at 10:15:06
In reply to Re: let me add - Ll » one woman cine, posted by gardenergirl on January 17, 2007, at 9:59:04
Thank you for your thoughtful posts. I appreciate your points & I do agree with most of them.
I am widening the "stereotype" net, if you will to include all generalities of people. People with mental illness are stigmatized, by many - including some of their health care providers.
Some practioners won't work with borderlines or people with DID because of stereotypes ("they all cut, they are hysterics, they want attention, or they are faking it"...etc.) - &, correct me if I am wrong - the PB board posts are sometimes filled with anguish and angst because various posters are "generalized" and then more or less, stereotyped and discriminated against. No one likes that.
You know Auntie Mel. I do not. If I was an average poster with no experience with AM, then I might not be able to "get where the message is coming from" and take it as fact, not an opinion.
& also, having wide contact with any group; is not exactly reason to generalize. Deneb's mother is not unique in her reaction -
& my question is more rhetorical - is this a "old school chinese" reaction or a reaction common to a "personality type" if you will. But even that is very thin ice, & an assumption I am not comfortable making.
I don't want to belabor this point, though -
I was trying point out the damaging effects of stereotyping and engage in a more postive dialogue thinking "critically" about the issue.
Thanks again for the thoughtful posts.
poster:one woman cine