(by chris the cynic)
[Note for unfairly blaming people with mental illness using rude terminology]
So I was going to write this brilliant post about how dismissing certain actions and viewpoints as “crazy” is downright dangerous because often the actions are done or the viewpoints are held by perfectly sane people who happen to do/think evil things. If you don’t recognize them as sane people who will do harmful things, you underestimate the danger because sane people can generally do a lot more damage than those who are not and furthermore calling it “crazy” shifts the focus onto people with mental illness without ever addressing the root of the problem: mentally healthy people are doing bad things.
As you might have guessed from this being an open thread, I never did write that post. But it does bring up a topic for an open thread:
What are some things where you think the terminology people use hurts innocents, prevents real problems from being addressed, or otherwise frames things in a bad/dangerous way?