Likewise, when organizations stick feathers up their butt – and what I mean is when they put on a coat of feathers and spout claims to be “recovery oriented” and, or “working in an anti-oppression framework” – this act does not in fact make them any more “recovery oriented” than they would be chickens if they were to stick feathers up their butt.
Recovery washing is as prevalent as green washing. Organisations spout the fine-sounding words in their published documents, so covering themselves in a film-thin wash of recovery words but fail to act differently – since they are so often addicted to people becoming dependent on them and their services.
Do you, your colleagues and the organization you work for have the balls to ask yourselves:
Are we truly supporting recovery or are we merely sticking feathers up our butts?
If you don’t know the answer then you can be sure that everyone else can see the feathers.