Meaning of Stigma

What is Stigma:

The mark or mark on the body is known as a stigma. The stigma has its origin in Greece, since that is how it was called to the marks on the body, made with hot iron, in slaves who tried to flee.

In sociology, stigma is seen as the behavior, trait, or condition that an individual possesses, and generates their inclusion in a social group whose members are seen as inferior, or unacceptable. The reasons for the disparagement or discrimination are racial, religious, ethnic, among others.

With regard to mental illnesses, stigma is the label that is applied to the individual who suffers from any of them, which generates negative reactions in the life of the human being since they can lose confidence in themselves, in their recovery, and ability to lead a normal life.

This is generated by being constantly identified as "schizophrenic", "autistic", "depressive", among other labels according to their illness, generating a constant insecurity in the personality of the human being, and creating a feeling of disability.

In botany, stigma is the glandular body, in the final part of the pistil, that receives and retains pollen so that it develops the pollen tube and fertilizes the oosphere of the ovule.

On the other hand, in zoology, stigma or blowhole, are each of the respiratory openings of insects, arachnids, and other tracheal arthropods for air to enter.

The term stigma, in extension, is used in the title of a film, directed by Rupert Wainwright, in 1999. The film deals with all the stigmata, that is, wounds suffered by young Frankie, as Jesus suffered at his crucifixion, always having help and support from priest Andrew for his salvation.

Finally, the term stigma is of Latin origin stigma, in turn this comes from the Greek, which means "sting" or "mark made."

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