a definition of torture: https://apt.ch/en/what-is-torture/ as the article says, this differs from a layperson’s definition of what “torture” means. to illustrate: when I first ended up at McLean, they put me in “the quiet room” and put in four point restraints after the first morning because they thought I might go wild and get violent. (I wouldn’t’ve done that.) although that had psychological effects which scarred me to this day, decades later, I personally don’t think it counts as torture. whereas later, I did get put in the quiet room (not in restraints this time) as punishment to break my disobedience. this does, by my definition count as torture. anyway: if you want to call an action an act of torture, you had damn well better justify that, otherwise you degrade the word further and blur the definition and make it a meaningless word.