Eg: it used to be considered deviant for a woman
to have a child outside of marriage and some were locked up in
psychiatric institutions. (Audits of patient records in the 1990s
found that there were still women alive in psychiatric institutions
who had been locked up decades previously for having a child out of
Eg: middle-class women who were attracted to
working-class men were 'nymphomaniacs'.
Eg: women who inherited money and wished to keep
it for themselves were diagnosed with 'moral insanity'.
Eg: slaves who showed an 'irrational' desire to
escape from their owners had 'drapetomania.
Eg: in the Soviet Union in the early-mid-20th
Century political opponents to the Communist government were
labelled dissidents and locked up in psychiatric