International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 8, Issue 8, Part A (2022)
The silent victimization: A study on social stigmatization attached with Covid 19 and its consequences (With reference to Tamil Nadu)
´Time out´, the most often given task for not complying to the group. This is the most difficult aspect of isolating oneself from others. The same thing happening during a time when we are physically not keeping well will be the worst nightmare. During the pandemic this was the way of existence, not being able to step in and help our very own kith and kin but to isolate ourselves was not only difficult but it also appeared inhumane. To worsen the situation, stigmatization and lack of connect from those around made it an issue to be looked into.
The opinion of others can never become the measurement of real self-worth. Social stigmatization towards Covid 19 infected people affects not only them but also their family members. From instances of denial, disrespect, mishandling individuals who were affected by the covid have also been disgraced and denied their last cremation rites. Situation of the survivors also has tales of isolation by their neighbours forcing them to live a life far away from the normal living. They have been labelled with terms such as super spreader, covid person and covid family. It was more than a mere infection in many manners. The brunt of social stigmatisation has an impact on physical and psychological wellbeing of the affected persons and those around them. It has also changed the way they interact with the members of the society. This lead to the conduct of the study focusing to understand the causes and the impact reflected in society. the qualitative study uses the data from persons and whose families were infected with covid 19 and the observations made brings about inferences and understandings of why and what plights of stigmatization they experienced from personal front. The revelations give the scope for sensitizing the society on acceptance and compassion. To sum up this research study brings to limelight by identifying the experienced social stigma associated with covid 19, its consequences and appropriate measures to mitigate such stigmatisation in the society.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Shanmuga Priya, Dr. Jayasheela T. The silent victimization: A study on social stigmatization attached with Covid 19 and its consequences (With reference to Tamil Nadu). Int J Appl Res 2022;8(8):14-17. DOI: 10.22271/allresearch.2022.v8.i8a.10033