I have to respond that I don't think the shame and remorse a BP person feels is necessarily caused by being a scapegoat for society. You might not even make any noticeable mistakes to the outside world when going through your cycles and still feel terrible and embarassed for what you have done. It's not that you've done anything that might warrant consequences but a loss of identity that doesn't allow you to relate accurately to what you have done. Society doesn't make me feel bad, I make myself feel bad.
Yes, sometimes I'm jealous of people that don't run in constant circles but this never overshadows the obvious fact that everyone has problems as well. "Normal" people, whatever that means, and I'm convinced it means little, are in no better shape than most of us. Atleast in addition normal life, BP people have some explanation for why we end up in such precarious mental positions.
I'm not trying to be rude, Lady Dragonfly, but I think that "normal" people may have it even worse when things go sour. Though things are obviously made worse by our condition, normal people cannot blame any illness for there misfortunes. I do think things are much harder for us, and we need to help each other get through this together. Blaming society, however, doesn't seem to me as a constructive way to accomplish anything.