“Stigma” isn’t the Only problem We Bipolars have

A good way to look at the situation.

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It’s DISCRIMINATION

We are discriminated against.

Period.

I’m not saying the stigma battle isn’t an important one and I have used the word a lot.  It just means something different than what we want it to mean.  Than what I am talking about right now.

The definition of this word is not about fair treatment. It is about getting people to like us.  That is what the WORD means.

I’m just pointing out that we shouldn’t NEED everyone to like us. We need to have rights ANYWAY.

Whether or not people think we should have them.  Whether or not we scare people and therefore have to dance around on the edges of society wearing our scary stigma ghost costumes.

I started thinking about all of the different isms out there. Racism, sexism, ageism, ableism. And homophobia of course. I wondered what our term is. What is the word for discrimination…

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