I’m a bit tired of abled feminists writing that “cr*zy” is a thing men say to women to silence them.
Because it is, but it’s also a thing that’s considered okay to say to someone to silence them, period.
Saying that someone is cr*zy is an insult, and invalidates what they do and say.
I think that’s a bigger problem.
Not just that already-marginalized people get accused of being mentally ill, but that being mentally ill is so stigmatized in the first place that it invalidates anyone’s entire statement, and I don’t see enough of these posts addressing that aspect of the slur.