On Types of Humiliation: A Checklist
OTHER THAN POLITICS, 23 July 2012
by Francisco Gomes de Matos – TRANSCEND Media Service
Who has been subjected to what type of humiliation? A checklist (nouns ending in -ATION)
1. Territorial dislocation
2. (Lost) national identification
3. Land deprivation
4. (Compulsory) academic life termination
5. Economic depreciation
6. Privacy violation
7. Political indoctrination
8. Social discrimination
9. Marketing globalization
10. Psychological intimidation
11. Temporary incarceration
13. Religious discrimination
14. Physical condition minimization (being ridiculed for one`s physical condition)
15. Educational situation (being made fun of because of educational affiliation/situation or the like)
16. Linguistic minimization (one`s language or language variety being ridiculed or devalued)
Please add to this list. Reflect on the types of humiliation. You may not have experienced them but you may have friends who may have been humiliated in such ways….
Francisco Gomes de Matos is a peace linguist and human rights educator from Recife-Brazil, author, among others, of the book Nurturing Nonkilling: A Poetic Plantation (2010, Center for Global Nonkilling, Honolulu-Hawai’i). Downloadable at www.nonkilling.org. Co-founder: The World Dignity University Initiative.
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