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soc101 stigma - Amy Freeberg April 24th 07 Gauss Soc101...

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Amy Freeberg April 24 th , 07 Gauss Soc101 Stigma Analysis I could have chosen a few stigmas that people may think about me. The fact that I'm white, blonde, flirty, athletic or even catholic could name a few; but I chose to pick one that most people wouldn’t think as a stigma until you are put in shoes and live a day in a life of a girl who lost their father at a very young age of six. When people first hear about that impact of my past they automatically get a reaction. Why do people say that they are sorry after hearing something that happened traumatic in someone else’s life? I think of this as a stigma that I will have to carry forever. This is a tough stigma to categorize but I think it would go under blemishes of character, because even though its not as obvious as being depressed or silly, its something that comes from within that people need to know or find out about to categorize you or see you in a different way and judge your personality. Being put in this situation as an outside person, I could see how when this topic comes up it might be awkward and uncomfortable. This would be the uncertainty of definitions by ignoring the differences that I might have compared to someone with both parents still living, hence the word parents. To this day most of my friends still ask me: “will your parents be there this weekend?” or “how are your parents doing?” I understand
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