Yet psychiatry is not a panacea, and as we see, the failure to understand the psychiatric system as an auxiliary form of control, which is also increasingly repressive, leads progressives to endorse profound discrimination both conceptually and as a matter of result. This is an excellent point – the failure for progressives to understand psychiatry as social control and an adjunct to law enforcement is very problematic. But there are also winds of change coming from tensions inherent in the insanity defense itself, and we should take this opportunity to develop some sensible policies, bringing in restorative/transformative justice, prison abolition, feminism/women’s human rights, and disability. Why not add psychiatric abolition to this list? It goes hand-in-hand with prison abolition. I cannot imagine a just world in which psychiatry continues to exist. Thanks for all of the work you’re doing and the articles explaining what’s going on with the CRPD.