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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of pathologise.

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Examples

  • Or the “agency” we have in a healthcare system which demands that we submit to being pathologised as “mentally disordered” before it will dispense the medications and surgeries which have been shown countless times to ameliorate a condition which is rooted in how we perceive our identity?

    Post-identity feminism and the “problem of agency”

  • At the risk of oversimplifying and making sweeping generalisations, TS/TG adults are as reliant on a diagnosis of GID as we are pathologised by it, because healthcare systems around the world require the diagnosis before we can access hormones, surgery, etc.

    Looking back, pushing forward

  • So while the oppressive circumstances faced by people of colour are hyper-analysed, and often pathologised and blamed on the biological 'race' of poc, white privilege (and the history of white oppression) is rendered invisible and ineffable.

    White Blogging As Ethnic Blogging

  • Because Intersex existance physicaly disputes the notion of a sex Binary we are pathologised by those that seek to reinforce it.

    Gender - Why Only 2?

  • Despite no agreement on sex addiction, or concern from the psychiatric and medical professions of sexual behavior being pathologised or misdiagnosed, television researchers are ignoring this evidence and making programs anyway ...

    Susie Bright: 2006 Sex Predictions I Wish Wouldn't Come True

  • No wonder diagnostic manuals get a bad name when behaviour within the normal spectrum even if it is only displayed by a minority of people is pathologised as a 'mental illness'.

    Mind Hacks: Anger is an energy - and a mental illness, apparently

  • Despite no agreement on sex addiction, or concern from the psychiatric and medical professions of sexual behaviour being pathologised or misdiagnosed, television researchers are ignoring this evidence and making programmes anyway.

    Mind Hacks: January 2006 Archives

  • A desire becomes a need, and then that need becomes pathologised.

    The Guardian World News

  • It is my view my view that we in the west are already well on the way to a new form of post-modern totalitarian state (what Guy Herbert calls 'soft fascism') in which behaviour and opinions which are disapproved of by the political class are pathologised and then regulated by violence-backed laws "for your own good 'or" for the children "or" for the environment.

    Comments from all Computer Weekly blogs

  • Just as the gay man has been normalised, so the heterosexual buyer has been pathologised.

    Books news, reviews and author interviews | guardian.co.uk

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