A couple days ago Miriam Carey, a woman from Connecticut, was involved in a car chase here in DC where she rammed a barricade at the White House eventually leading to police having to shoot her. Carey was suffering from several forms of mental illness including postpartum depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. Carey’s boyfriend (and father of her child) had to call the police twice on her last year because of her mentally ill behavior that was dangerous to their daughter. Carey even believed that President Obama was going to lockdown her hometown, had her put under electronic surveillance, was stalking her, and that she could communicate with the President. Despite all of this a social worker believed that Carey was “100% better” at the beginning on this year. Obviously, this was wrong.
There is a lot of denial about Carey’s mental illness. Carey’s family is denying that she was bipolar and schizophrenic. Instead, Carey’s family is saying that she only had postpartum depression. Carey’s family is denying that she was bipolar and schizophrenic despite that fact that she was being treated for it and that there is a family history of schizophrenia. What is with all of this denial? Why did a social worker think that Carey was “100% better” at the beginning of this year?
Miriam Carey’s mental illness weren’t taken seriously because she’s a woman. The standards for mental sanity are much for stringent for men. Had the standards of mental sanity applied to men, also applied to women, then Carey would never have had the opportunity to go to DC to try and get to Obama. She never would have been shot. Why aren’t the standards for mental sanity the same for men and women? Obviously, they should be. That’s another result of feminism. If doctors and social workers actually tried to apply the same standards for mental sanity to women, feminists would be up in arms yelling about how “women’s natural ways of thinking are being declared a mental illness by the patriarchy”. Feminists need a lesser standard of mental sanity for women for many reasons from a justification of female bad and feral behavior to making things like the false abuse industry possible.
Since feminism is so pervasive, neither a social worker (who is a part of a profession that is very sympathetic to feminism) nor Carey’s family believed that Carey was mentally ill (beyond postpartum depression). This isn’t the fault of the DC police who had to take extreme measures. Until feminism is forced out of the mental health and social work fields, there will be more Miriam Careys that the police will have to deal with in the future.