Stigma

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Stigma (plural: stigmata) may refer to:

In biology:

In discrimination:

  • Badge of shame, a mark of infamy or disgrace
  • Social stigma, a severe social disapproval of personal characteristics or beliefs that are against cultural norms, including:
    • Weight stigma, negative attitudes towards overweight/obese individuals

In literature:

In music:

  • Stigma (album), an album recorded by the band EMF in 1992
  • Vinnie Stigma, the long time guitarist of the seminal hardcore bands Agnostic Front and Madball

In sociology:

  • Stigma (Sociological Theory), the phenomenon whereby an individual with an attribute, which is deeply discredited by his/her society, is rejected as a result of the attribute

In other fields:

  • A bodily mark, sore, or sensation of pain in locations corresponding to the crucifixion wounds of Jesus; see stigmata
  • "Stigma" (Enterprise episode), a second-season episode of Star Trek: Enterprise
  • Stigma (film), a 1972 film featuring Philip Michael Thomas
  • Stigma, a ligature of the Greek letters sigma and tau