Shaming and Guilt. We're all guilty and we're all victims of Shaming language
What is Shaming and Guilt?
It's obvious. When you don't like someone or something someone says, you throw a label on them. A negative one
Examples of Shaming Language:
You're just on your period
You're just a neckbeard
You're a sexually frustrated virgin
I chose those 3 for a reason. Everyone knows that a woman's behavior will sometimes get blamed on their period, whether or not they're on it. Of course this brings about harmful connotations. It paints women as irrational and imcapable of controlling their emotions. Women are already more emotional and emotionally driven, so this certainly doesn't help.
There's really not much I can elaborate on since I'm not a woman, thus not experiencing whatever hardships that come with that and having no perspective. If someone wants to elaborate on this, feel free to
On the flipside, I see a lot of women brushing off guys who complain, especially about women, as a sexually frustrated virgin or a neckbeard. It's basically the male equivalent of PMS in the shaming world. If you got pussy, you wouldn't complain about women right? Well this brings about some harmful connotations, and I can elaborate on this since I am a guy
We make jokes like this and we all laugh, but like everything, people start taking things like this seriously. Give him pussy, it'll shut him up. Ummmmmmm........no. It doesn't. If a man has problems with how women act and their personality, sex and a sandwich won't change that. It doesn't automatically make them take bullshit
More shaming language examples
If you're legitimately either of these, then it's fine. However, it's almost NEVER the case and still should never be a reason to brush off someone else's argument
Common Shaming Fallacies
You throw a label on them and brush off their words with that pre-conceived label
It makes it seem as if you really don't have a counter argument
Basically it's along the lines of this here. It's black and white thinking, when in reality, the world is nearly never that black and white. It eliminates the middle-man.
Ad Hominem and Either/Or mixes with one more fallacy to create a triple combo
Moral High Ground Fallacy
We're living in a judgmental and politically correct society. Where the victimhood complex is growing and growing. Truth and logic is being abandoned as people's egos and arrogance grow. How dare you disagree with me? How dare you have your own thoughts and opinions
Shaming Language solves nothing, but seeks to shut them up and turn other people against them. A person can't have an opinion against gay marriage without being labelled a homophobe. A person can't dislike the new Ghostbusters trailer without being labelled a misogynist. You can't disagree with BLM without being labelled a racist. These are all 3 mixed in one. They're all used as attacks, they're all the complete opposite of the other side, and it makes them seem morally inferior.
If you have any questions, insults, suggestions, criticisms, feel free to get it all out