Corrine (cadi_ray) wrote,
Corrine
cadi_ray

Stop saying that word, I don’t think you know what it means

I don’t understand why people must use mental health diagnoses as insults. Not only do they do it, but they use them in the wrong way because they don’t understand the diagnosis. I even do this with the sociopath diagnosis, so I am trying to stop. Like no, other people live their lives with this diagnosis, they have to accept horrific life circumstances, then your ignorant ass comes along and insults someone you don’t like with a label they didn’t want to begin with. I know ableist do it with other disabilities, I have even used these before I understood. I still use the word crazy or even lame, but I regret it afterwards. It really irks me. I’m sorry but not every politician you hate is psychotic. Not every moody coworker you dislike is bipolar. Just because someone is selfish it doesn’t mean she is a narcissist or a sociopath. These are rare diagnoses given by trained professionals. Please stop using them casually and I will try to do the same.
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