mental defective

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mental defective

n (offensive) → ritardato/a mentale
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in Buck v Bell, a 1927 (U.S.) Supreme court case upholding a Virginia law that authorized the state to surgically sterilize certain 'mental defectives' without their consent." (1)
The worst thing was being labelled 'mental defectives' and giving us nasty chips on our shoulders so we didn't feel equipped for life and to go into professions."
The objective was to encourage--or compel--states to do a better job of reporting "prohibited persons" to NICS--especially "mental defectives." It also mandated that all federal agencies report "prohibited persons" to NICS, but it provided a mechanism by which persons who had lost their firearm rights due to mental issues, could regain their rights.
On May 3, 1945 almost ten thousand Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, mental defectives, political dissidents and other "undesirables" were loaded on the Cap Arcona and two other vessels, the Thiebeck and Deutschland.
Sanger, the patron saint of Planned Parenthood, sought to limit black births and eliminate "mental defectives" but maybe Ms.
Patients were branded "mental defectives" by the Mental Deficiency Act 1913, which called on local authorities to establish long-stay institutions for them.
In 1913, the Mental Deficiency Act called on local authorities to certify all "mental defectives" and establish long-stay institutions for people with both mental health and learning disabilities.
These bills will be promoted as "common sense," but they will contain definitions so broad that hundreds of thousands--possibly millions--of regular folks who have been, or are being, successfully treated for common, minor, mental and emotional issues will be denied their right to arms as "mental defectives." People suffering from mild depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, even women treated for PMS, could be lumped in with violent schizophrenics and the criminally insane.
History graduate Adrienne Hoult trawls through patient records from 1912-35, the period after the Mental Defectives Act (1911) officially recognised the categories "idiot", "imbecile" and "feeble-minded".
It later expanded its scope to include "mental defectives." But medical professionals who controlled the hospitals and training schools came to dominate NCMH's work.
adjudicated as mental defectives or committed to mental institutions;
In the vintage years, when there had been violent arguments over the respective merits of two world-famous Welsh centres known to him as Bleddyn and Dr Jack, he had quarrelled with his brother-in-law and not spoken one word to him for two whole years, thereby putting his undertaker's business in jeopardy since his brother-in-law had county council connections and was instrumental in passing over the bodies of paupers and mental defectives at two-pounds-ten the single journey.