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Dehumanization has fueled innumerable acts of violence, human rights violations, war crimes, and genocides like slavery, torture and human trafficking.
Groups are depicted as "less than" or evil when they are targeted based on their identity - gender, ideology, skin color, religion or age. The group eventually falls out of the scope of who is protected by our moral code.
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We can rehumanize in the same way as dehumanizing - with words and images.
Images often follow after language.
When people feel emotionally threatened, they are not speaking of getting their feelings hurt or being forced to listen. It is when they experience dehumanizing language and behavior.
Dehumanizing is making someone seem not worthy of humane treatment.
We will all, at some time, experience a real, face-to-face conflict.
Do we have to put up with someone tearing us down or questioning the right to exist? Is there a line that shouldn't be crossed?
The line is usually drawn at physical and emotional safety.
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Agreeable, organized individuals seem to have a suppressed, dark side in their personality.
Model citizens, and people with high self-control, and those who are resistant to impulsive behaviour in daily life, maybe ‘bursting’ out their inner desires in one go all of a sudden, letting go of...
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Every one of us has a tender underbelly of our psyche. Everyone has something they’re sensitive about, where even a gentle poke can feel more like a thwack. Comments don’t slide off like water from a duck’s back; rather, we feel more like a sitting duck.
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