Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Study: Don't be judgemental towards self-identifying vampires

Rachel Dolezal, a purely white woman, self identifies as a black woman.  What's next?

How about self-identifying as a vampire:
Research led by D.J. Williams, director of social work at Idaho State University, indicated that people who identify themselves as “real” vampires ... would not disclose their practices to those in the helping professions and risk reactions like ridicule, disgust and possible diagnosis of a mental illness[Yah think?!]
The paper, published in the latest issue of Critical Social Work, a peer-reviewed journal based in Canada, found that authentic vampires ...  might be stereotyped by clinicians whose fields discourage biases ... [concluding]:
... social workers and helping professionals should learn more about alternative identities and communities, listen and learn from clients, strive to become more aware of our own potential biases and stereotypes, and interrogate and challenge common social discourses that pathologize and demonize.

... Clinicians should continually work to infuse core professional values and ethical standards and principles, including social justice, dignity, and worth of the person, the importance of human relationships, competence, social diversity, and client self-determination [hitting nearly every po-mo, pc buzzword in the social "science" lexicon].
It may be politically incorrect, but I think I'll file this under "batshit crazy".


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