Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Losing an Excuse, a Stigma, and a Condescending Insult

First off, is there anything better than the phrase, "basket of goddamn sunshine"? Love it. Just love it.

"A growing number of experts are arguing that—as far as mental health is concerned—pre-menstrual syndrome is a culture-bound syndrome, meaning that it's diagnosis is based on societal expectations of how women should behave and feel, instead of biological reasoning."

Sources: Jezebel and The Guardian

Doesn't it just make you feel all warm and fuzzy that stupid cultural expectations, rather than actual science, are being used to marginalize perfectly healthy people? Sometimes I just want to kick people in the teeth 'cuz, well... 'cuz they're stupid. And the rush to declare normal behavior to be a mental disorder of some sort is just ridiculous.

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