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- n. The act or process of dehumanizing
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of dehumanizing, or the state of being dehumanized. Also spelled dehumanisation.
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- n. the act of degrading people with respect to their best qualities
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More dehumanization from the radical left and the obfuscating Obama!
But I think that this practice of dehumanization, which is what bullying is, turning a person into an object that can be humiliated, reflects a society in which various forms of bullying are the social norm.
Arguing that Jews are somehow imperfect, and less than human, is the first step towards demonization and dehumanization, which is the first of many steps to commit violence against the Jewish People.
The chief ethical problem involved in planning is that which Berdyaev has termed the dehumanization of man.
It's called dehumanization for a very good reason - when you think of your opponents as being a lower form of life, something that doesn't deserve to be called human, it becomes much easier to regard those people as being of no consequence - which in turn makes it easier to regard such people as little more than livestock to be exploited and slaughtered or worse, pests to be exterminated.
No doubt techniques such as dehumanization helped McCain survive his period of captivity -- and they were appropriate in that context.
But that's not the kind of dehumanization I'm talking about.
That kind of dehumanization is just the nature of the institution.
There is also a specific kind of dehumanization experienced by women who are prostituted.
It's very sad to see the same kind of dehumanization taking place within our own military.