For this journal entry, find an example of a cultural artifact that is relevant to our discussion of medicalization–this could be an image from popular culture (a meme, etc.), a pharmaceutical advertisement, a video clip, a recent news story, etc. Submit your artifact with a brief (~300 word) discussion.
Questions to think about/discuss (you don’t need to address all of these, they are suggestions to get you started):
How is normality being defined in this example? How is abnormality defined? What social or cultural assumptions underlie these definitions?
What is being medicalized in this example? What are the consequences of this medicalization?
Is this an example of resistance to medicalization? If so, how are ideas about normality and abnormality being reframed through this resistance?