Sunday, October 20, 2013

Pathologising and Denouncing Sructures

"When, in a context of systemic violence that is rooted in certain socio-political and historical conditions, we look at survivors by labeling them with a disorder - traumatized - and in need of therapeutic help, we de-politicise and de-contextualise their suffering and ultimately pathologise individuals instead of pathologising and denouncing the very structures that have led to these psychological and social wounds."

Simone Lindorfer & Cecile Druey, "Reaching the water despite piling up stones"