[ExI] Reinforcing our Prejudices

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Sat Apr 19 10:43:10 UTC 2008

On 19/04/2008, Samantha Atkins <sjatkins at mac.com> wrote:

> What is judged to be "mental illness"  can have very real social
>  construct components.  For instance, women who actually admitted to
>  sexual desires and enjoying sex were considered "mentally ill" not
>  that long ago.  Homosexuality was listed as a mental illness much more
>  recently.

If these had been called illnesses of the endocrine system, does that
mean diabetes is also a social construct?

Stathis Papaioannou

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