|Birth:||March 11, 1924|
By including this public figure on this wiki, we are not necessarily implying they are incel (involuntarily celibate) or are in any way associated with incels. Furthermore, with regards to any actual incels listed on this wiki, inceldom is a life circumstance, not an insult or a movement/community.
Franco Basaglia was an Italian professor, neurologist, and psychiatrist who argued that persistent and extreme mental distress was mainly caused by systemic social exclusion.
He also argued that agressive mental health treatments mostly served to quiet and strike terror in patients. And that psychiatry was simply the scientific wing of the control of social deviancy.
He saw the mental hospital as the best example of social exclusion causing mental distress. However the mental hospital was simply a summary of the problems of psychiatry, not an isolated problem.
He was instrumental in getting a law passed in Italy that ordained that all psychiatric hospitals be shut down, called, "Basaglias Law", passed in parliament in 1978. Psychiatric hospitals were later set up again, but in smaller numbers than in other European countries, and his community based approach to psychiatric care is still largely in place.
His philosophy regarding social exclusion was later shared (accidentally) by modern intellectuals such as Paul Moloney and Jordan Peterson. However, Jordan Peterson gives psychiatry carte blanche, unlike Basaglia, as Jordan thinks one should use whatever one is offered by society for alleviation of psychic distress.
Basaglia and incels
Franco Basaglia's philosophy on the psyche bears the most resemblance to self-identified incels attitude towards the mental distress of incels.
This page probably contains text from an editor (Altmark) who wanted his text released under CC-BY-4.0. This template is automatically applied to every page we think he ever touched, no matter how minor the edit, even if just a period. Even though he mainly edited the “Scientific Blackpill” page, in order to reduce complexity, William also releases his text on this page under the same license, and so this whole page is CC-BY-4.0. If using the whole page you may credit it as: William, Altmark et al, unless otherwise stated to not credit William, in which case to just credit: Altmark et al. Most other pages on this wiki we declare as unlicensed to re-use outside of here unless expressely stated by email and under the conditions listed in the email.