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HumiliaCtion: A Checklist

by Prof. Francisco Gomes de Matos, a peace linguist from Recife, Brazil.

HumiliaCtion: a checklist of its manifestations, actions to be avoided, fought, overcome, prevented …

The coinage is a visual reminder of the need for effective individual and collective action against humiliation.

affront

brutalization

bullying

calumny

contempt

debasement

degradation

defamation

dehumanization

depersonalization

depreciation

derision

detraction

discrimination

disparagement

disrespect

indignity

insult

intimidation

mockery

offense

ridicule

rudeness

slander

slight

vilification

Please addother actions and reflect on the harmful, hurtful effect of humiliating remarks and acts.

(Received 7th August 2010)

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