Gang på gang har jeg støtt på navnet Harold A. Maio, pensjonert redaktør for et psykiatri-tidsskrift, i ulike nettaviser. Han refser psykiatere, journalister og andre som skriver om THE mentally ill - slik også enkelte i Norge snakker om DE psykisk syke. Eller man snakker om DE homofile (men aldri om DE heterofile).
I dag har han skrevet innlegget We no longer talk about 'the' Jews. So why do we talk about 'the' mentally ill?
I write on one topic only: prejudice. Prejudice as it is expressed in words. Rarely are the expressions intentional – they have risen to the level of "culturalisms" people no longer see. I try to make them visible, so writers see them and decline to employ them. Because they have risen to the level of culturalisms, they are expressed at many levels of society – from education, where they are internalised by people who will become leaders of the next generation, by the educators themselves, to people who are presently leaders, politicians, journalists, to the general public which then perceives them as entirely normal, and itself repeats them.