What sexual, recreational, mental or other behaviors do you see as unnecessarily stigmatized by being labeled as deviant or criminal? How could society benefit by more tolerance of deviant behaviors?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 8:28 am ad1c9bdddf
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One of my friends deems herself as bisexual. This label often has a highly taboo quality from mainstream society as many people interpret her lifestyle as a deviant type of sexual, recreational, mental, and behavioral endeavor, which highly stigmatizes her. Joel (2014) also insists that many reject it or simply "dismiss it as a phase or a fantasy. Research confirms that bisexuality is very real, but tends to be misunderstood" (p. 12). The stigma ...
200 words of notes and two research reviews briefly uncover some reasons why bisexuality is deemed as deviant or stigmatized.