Having worked in this area for 30 years, I have learned that the greater risk is stigmatizing people with mental disorders.
stigmatizing it and criminalizing it means only greater harm to those it supposedly is protecting.
But stigmatizing the whole community is exactly what al Qaeda hopes for—an overreaction that could help their recruitment.
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The prevalence of this view in Europe should make us chary of stigmatizing Hindu ideas about sacrifice as mental aberrations.
You cannot dwarf the movement by stigmatizing it as treason.
Even the lowest of the former treated the Greeks with contempt, pulling them by the beard and stigmatizing them as dogs.
To this feverish but chivalrous outburst Vinoy could only oppose an order of the day stigmatizing it.
I shall surprise our friend Maston, then, by stigmatizing his calculations as timid; and I propose to double his 800,000 lbs.
All writers concur in stigmatizing the dissoluteness and neglect of decency that prevailed among the clergy.
1580s, "to brand or tattoo," from Medieval Latin stigmatizare, from Greek stigmatizein, from stigmat- (see stigma). Meaning "to blemish" is from 1610s (figurative), 1630s (literal). Related: Stigmatized; stigmatizing.