College Writing on Dehumanizing Names

College Writing on Dehumanizing Names - Carpp 1 Jeffrey...

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Carpp 1 Jeffrey Kyle Carpp ENC 1101-80012 Louise Roche 5 September 2007 A name can cause dehumanization to the people they are placed upon as suggested by Haig Bosmajian in his book The Language of Oppression. “Without a name one’s identity is questionable” (Bosmajian 7). By giving a person a name, which does not belong to them and meant to demean can dehumanize the way people think about others on a daily basis. Dehumanizing an individual by calling them another name or blemishing their original name can cause suppression and even their extermination. By others putting someone’s name down or using another name for someone that is a less demeaning name can cause that person to feel less of a person and may signify them as to be unknown or have no identity. Labels, phrases, and names can cause individuals to take those harsh terms to heart and believe that people believe the same thing and make them feel alone. If called a bitch, whore, or mistress, a woman can be labeled as a person that is always going to be held to that stereotype. Identifying someone
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