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Those with cancer stayed mum for fear of being both stigmatized and ostracized--a situation which still exists in many developing countries today.
Such reflexive dependency should be stigmatized to discourage its profligate use.
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.
The general public's fear of being stigmatized via association with PLWHA hampers the ability of health practitioners to develop and administer services to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS (Lieber et al.
The Political Journey of Stigmatized Women with HIV/AIDS, Michele Tracy Berger examines the life stories and struggles of sixteen women from Detroit, Michigan, diagnosed with the HIV/AIDS virus between 1986 to 1996.
As much as he tries to make peace with his being accepted to Yale Law School because of the color of his skin, he, the son of a Cornell professor, senses there was still a large part of him--and this question permeates his book--that feels somehow stigmatized, that somehow his considerable individual achievements have been devalued by affirmative action.
Overall, the students stigmatized alcohol abuse more than mental illness, leukemia, or a brain tumor.
In addition to being stigmatized by the label of going through the judicial system, minorities who have rehabilitated themselves often are faced with the obstacle of finding employment because of thorough background checks by employers.
Howard Finster, to the extent that it was known at all, was effectively stigmatized as a form of arts and crafts practiced by unusually creative religious fanatics, conspiracy theorists, and the mentally ill.
Ex-cloistered by the Napoleonic invasion (which dissolved religious houses according to the spirit of the French Revolution of 1789), and a stigmatized invalid, the Augustinian religious tried to write down the daily visions of the supernatural which she herself considered ineffable.
The court also held that an official's alleged suggestion that a mental health unit assess the inmate did not constitute an "adverse action" necessary to support the inmate's First Amendment retaliation claim, absent an allegation that the inmate was transferred to a psychiatric unit, subjected to psychiatric treatment against his will, subjected to a mental health evaluation, stigmatized as having a psychiatric illness, or ridiculed by other corrections officers or inmates as the result of the official's comments.
In the early 1960s Erving Goffman posed the question, "how does the stigmatized individual respond to his (sic) situation?