Invisible Disabilities – Docile Bodies – Feb 11 (Lecture 6)Very rarely do we hear the voice of young people in academic writingGoes beyond conventional academic writingEstablishes a point of departurePoint that is missing when integrating people with psychosocial dis from a feminist disability stand pointTHE FEAR OF ESTABLISHING A DIALOGUE between persons we are told to fear because we don't know how they will reactDepression:Always a taboo, why?Expectation for happinessIndividual power to control your happinessRationality says that being upset must come with a reason Not knowing the difference between circumstantial sadness and depressionHow long are you allowed to be depressed, you become a burdenMedicalization of Happiness:It is in our hands to achieve happiness and there is a pressure to be happy at any priceThis is why Young women who are discussing their experiences as a person living with depression are not vocal about itWhy should we always be happy?If you are depressed you cannot SERVE THE SYSTEM!! Only happy people are proactive!
If you don't serve the system you become an outsiderThe idea that we have to reach a state of being well and happy can be MEDICALIZEDPsychosocial disabilities1) One of the most segregated groupsHuman rights of people with psychosocial dis is as recent as the human rights convention 2) Stigma around people who live with psychosocial disabilitiesLack of informationDependent on the disability, it involves some sense of being a failure, that the person is not suited to live in the community and if they lack control it become legitimate to force them to be institutionalized, depriving them of legal capacity3) Blaming the person for lack of control over her/his bodyPrior to 10 years ago, it was always an Other who represented people with Psychosocial disabilitiesVery dependentNOW people with psychosocial D call themselves SURVIVORS who advocate for less aggressive environments to deal with the crisis and condition It is painful for the patient, the family4) Their human rights are often violatedThe CRPD is one of the first instruments that talk about their rights and recognizes it as a disabilityIT IS CRUCIAL that people with psychosocial disabilities HAVE A VOICEIntersections:
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Discipline and Punish, fat women, psychosocial disabilities