It (a) marks someone as part of a stigmatized
group, (b) labels this group as separate and different, (c) assigns responsibility for group membership, and (d) links the stigmatized
group to threat or peril.
An UNAIDS HIV stigma status survey indicated that more than one-fourth of PLHIV in China perceived Chinese mass media as using language that stigmatized
them (UNAIDS, 2009).
Social theory demands that persons or groups who refuse to meet acceptable community standards be stigmatized
(Durkheim, 1965; Falk, 2001).
The second approach is increasing the capabilities and resilience of those who are stigmatized
because of visible differences, in anatomy, behavior or adaptive equipment.
Again, the answer as to whether mental illness can be destigmatized probably is "no," and part of that is due to the medicalization of behavior through the terminology of "mental illness." The answer as to whether mental illness should be stigmatized
probably is "yes, in some cases; no in others." Wherein mental problems are caused neurologically, brain disease should be viewed as all other diseases but, when problems are caused by individual choice, as in drug usage, people should be stigmatized
to discourage their behavior.
by society, they would like to be reborn, so that they live a life without any taint."
In a study on gay Asian drag queens in Seattle, Han (2009) found that gay Asian men use the effeminate stereotypes about Asian men to trade the stigmatized
status of "Asian," which they perceive as lowering their social status in the gay community, for the stigmatized
status of "drag queens," which allows them to gain social currency.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Romania and Bulgaria hit back at efforts to deter their nationals from emigrating to Britain, saying they were being stigmatized
as second-class members of the European Union.
Illegal drug use is a stigmatized
, or socially disapproved, behavior throughout most of the world.
Over the past three decades, HIV/AIDS has become one of the most stigmatized
diseases in the world.
Workable Sisterhood: The Political Journey of Stigmatized
Women with HIV/AIDS.
Fournier describes his frustration over how the epidemic stigmatized
a people that was already struggling to succeed in the face of poverty and prejudice, Ultimately, his efforts took him to Haiti, where he searched for answers and possible treatments among a population that, counterproductively, viewed AIDS as a zombie curse, Nat.