"The State’s little BDSM toys
Some of us, when we go looking on the Internet to find out what “BDSM” means, recognize the Dominant/submissive concept from childhood. Even without any history of sexual abuse, we immediately recognize the voice of humiliation. I doubt that any child who has had it applied repeatedly can ever forget it. It even drives some to suicide or murder or prostitution.
Just because someone with a State license gives it voice in a State institution, like a so-called mental hospital, it doesn’t suddenly become healing and therapeutic medical treatment. It’s still punishment dished out by those who deem themselves and their morality superior to anyone who isn’t them. Working in a State-authorized civil commitment system that allows them to make BDSM dolls out of real people, and play with them.
At least BDSM is consensual, and doesn’t require bending civil law into a pretzel to make it work for those playing Dominants.
Writing in the 1963 book, Law, Liberty and Psychiatry, Szasz notes: “The ghost of the ‘dangerous mental patient’ will not be laid to rest until it is recognized that the institution to which the so-call mental patient is committed is not a hospital but a prison. Lawbreakers, regardless of their mental health, ought to be treated as offenders. This would afford possibilities for “therapy” in a context where personal liberties could be protected; whereas our present practices, which use civil law to deprive people of their liberties, make both therapy and protection of civil liberties impossible.”
Unfortunately, too many people with power do so enjoy playing with living dolls. And this is the kind of rational discussion that a local Federal Judge, who has sworn to uphold and defend the Constitution (against all enemies foreign and domestic, without any mental reservation) would dismiss as “irrational”, “unintelligible”, “rambling”, “frivolous” or “malicious”. It does not matter to this Judge that State employees can be shown to create biased and fictitious medical documents, and suppress real ones, to achieve their advantage and maintain their prerogatives. Or that they have suspended due process for those they abuse. Apparently, it only matters that any person making such objections would not be admitted to the Judge’s circle of elevated society. "