I supported a young woman with a severe condition that brought with it similar effects as a complete paraplegia. By the time she could only move her face – not even her head anymore herself – she virtually had NO friend. She had a university degree. The basics of “society” fail. Isolation, loneliness are serious problems and result partly from social exclusion. They can hit in particual hard when someone is simultaneously affected by severe forms of ableism. Another reason why #communicationrights are also about means to combat structural exclusion. As soon as a person falls into an isolation spiral,…Continue readingCommunication Rights and fighting social exclusion
Sind Diagnosen die das geistige Leben anbetreffen hinterfragbar? (Fragment weiter unten.) Mind the Diagnosis? Diagnoses about the mind are > medicalized biologisations and > limitations in other broadly sociologistically and philosophically still adaptable terms > that claim a critiqueable objective terrain of knowing someone else’s ‘life of mind’. Psychologically it’s “othering” [the danger of being an individual] as a direct infringement > amongst a group of beings that relies perhaps clearly on a somewhat contractualist tighlty understood notion of “uniformity” as “equality” > there in terms of > neurological concerns. “Mind” in the end of the day is a clear…Continue readingMind the Diagnosis? Sind Diagnosen die das geistige Leben anbetreffen hinterfragbar?
Social classism and character assassination, as drops, hollow social stones > observations > It is an interesting social phenomenon to be wary of: People who want to pathologise you at all costs, in layman’s terms to boot. Often this happens in a soft, friendly way. The question is, where do people who use such modes of interaction get their self-entitlement? It is important in such moments to try to carry out a social analysis of the other person: Who is the person, what does he do, what moves him, what do you know so far about this person? This is…Continue readingWhen others ascribe you an image (1)