Silencing women with the label “crazy”

When I was in my early 20s, some of my very close friends had a motto, “Boys are stupid, women are crazy.” Which, if you stop and think about it, is right in line with the gendered cultural narrative. I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on problematic axioms like this, and to recognize where they’re reinforced. The tendency to label women, especially for men to label their female exes (although women do it too), crazy is troubling for a number of reasons. Harris O’Malley gets into some of those reasons in the piece: On Labeling Women “Crazy”.

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